Leech Tishman Welcomes James D. Silverman

Taxation and Employment Practice Groups Welcomes Lawyer to the Firm

PITTSBURGH, PA – Leech Tishman recently welcomed James D. Silverman to its Pittsburgh office.

Jim Silverman has joined the firm’s Taxation and Employment Practice Groups. Jim has over 25 years of experience in advising clients regarding employee benefits, executive compensation, payroll and exempt-organization matters.

Jim has a wealth of experience with ERISA-related legal matters. He regularly counsels clients on the design, implementation and operation of benefit programs including: qualified defined benefit, defined contribution, ESOP, 457(b), 401(k), 403(b), executive compensation, deferred compensation and other types of retirement plans; welfare benefit plans (e.g. medical, life, disability, education assistance, severance, cafeteria, wrap, and pre-tax transportation plans); and fringe benefit programs. Jim also represents clients undergoing IRS and Department of Labor Audits.

Jim’s clients have included multinational corporations, small businesses, multiemployer plans, state and local governments, and tax-exempt organizations, including a number of major universities, one of which he helped to survive a CEP audit.

Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Jim worked for a major Pittsburgh law firm and a Big Four accounting firm, where he designed the firm’s national tax training program for employee benefits.

“We are delighted to welcome Jim to our team of lawyers,” stated Wesley Yang, chair of the firm’s Taxation Practice Group and a partner at Leech Tishman. “His impressive background in handling ERISA-related legal matters and advising tax-exempt organizations will certainly be of great benefit to our clients.”

Leech Tishman is a firm dedicated to providing full-service commercial legal services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. We combine a deep understanding of our clients and their businesses with skilled legal counsel to find solutions. We offer legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employment, energy, environmental, safety & toxic torts, estates & trusts, government relations, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, litigation, real estate, and taxation. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit www.leechtishman.com.