Rebecca Sczepanski is of counsel in the Savannah office, practicing in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits. Rebecca’s practice focuses on all aspects of employee benefits taxation and fiduciary issues, including 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), 457(f), 409A, defined benefit, cash balance, and hybrid pension plans, as well as cafeteria/Section 125 plans, welfare plans, top hat plans, stock option and executive compensation plans, third party administration arrangements, pharmacy benefits management, prohibited transaction, institutional trust, and fiduciary investment and participant disclosure concerns.
Rebecca has represented for-profit, nonprofit, charitable, government, hospitals, and church clients, ranging from small local businesses to established private and large publicly-traded Fortune 1,000 companies and hospital systems. In those representations, Rebecca has assisted her clients with benefit aspects of corporate transactions, establishment and administration of employee benefit plans, IRS and DOL audits, and review and negotiation of plan documentation and service provider agreements, as well as employee disputes, claim resolution, collective bargaining benefit issues, fiduciary aspects of selecting and monitoring 401(k) and 403(b) plan investment options and fees, preparation and review of Form 5500 plans, and establishment and negotiation of executive compensation and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Rebecca has extensive experience in non-discrimination testing issues for welfare and retirement plans and in IRS and DOL correction programs including EPCRS, DFVCP, and DVFC, benefit plan-related excise tax issues, cafeteria plan issues, and third party administration issues. Prior to joining HunterMaclean, Rebecca was a member of the highly-regarded national employee benefits practices of Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana and Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn in Detroit, Michigan. Rebecca has also served as a Vice President of Institutional Trust Compliance for Comerica Bank and as General Counsel for Employee Health Insurance Management, Inc., a fast-growing pharmacy benefits management and third party administration firm in Southfield, Michigan.
Rebecca is licensed as a C.P.A. in the state of Michigan and is currently admitted to the bars of Georgia and Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University Law School with her J.D., cum laude, in 1996, and from Saginaw Valley State University with a B.B.A., magna cum laude, in 1987. She was a member of Alpha Mu Gamma, the foreign language honor society, during her undergraduate years. While in law school, Rebecca served on the editorial board of the Wayne Law Review in 1995-1996, won the ABA Intra-School Negotiation Competition and Donald E. Barris Trial Advocacy Competition, and received the Dean’s Scholar and Fruman Foundation Scholarships as well as the Bronze and Silver Keys.