David Powell

Groom Law Group, Chartered

A Principal with Groom Law Group, David W. Powell has worked on tax and ERISA issues relating to all types of employee pension and welfare benefit plans for over 26 years.  He specializes in qualified plans of public companies including 401(k), profit sharing, pension and cash balance plans, and international benefits tax issues.

Mr. Powell is a leading expert on the subject of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) for public companies, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, including SERPs and other types of top hat and executive compensation arrangements and Code section 409A, plans for tax exempt organizations, including churches, and plans for governmental employers.  Mr. Powell speaks and writes frequently on these subjects from the perspective of both employers and financial service providers.

B.B.A., Southern Methodist University (1979) cum laude
J.D., University of Texas School of Law (1982)

Tax Management Portfolios™

  • Church and Governmental Plans (Portfolio 372)

    This Portfolio discusses issues concerning pension and welfare plans of churches and state and local governments, including issues regarding §414(d) and (e), §403(b), and §457.

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