John E. McGrady, III concentrates his practice on employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including qualified and supplemental retirement plans, equity-based compensation arrangements, performance-based incentive arrangements, employment agreements, health and welfare plans, nonqualified deferred compensation, severance plans, workforce reduction programs, and tax and ERISA issues arising in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions. His clients include multi-national publicly traded and privately held companies, middle-market companies, nonprofit institutions and individual executives.
In addition to advising clients on compliance with ERISA and tax laws, John's practice also includes support in M&A transactions, bankruptcy proceedings, litigation and collective bargaining matters, as well as representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He also regularly advises individuals, financial institutions and estate planners on developing distribution strategies for tax-favored retirement plans and IRAs.
John is a frequent contributing author to various publications, and he is a monthly contributing author to the Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal.
John was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019.
Prior to entering the legal profession, John practiced as a certified public accountant and was a senior consultant with the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche in Washington, D.C.
J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1994, cum laude
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1986
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
Qualified Plans — Treatment in Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Corporate Transactions (Portfolio 364)
This Portfolio addresses the impact of certain corporate transactions on tax-qualified employee retirement benefit plans, focusing on tax qualification and ERISA considerations.