Attorney Peter J. Marathas – Legal & Compliance Director
Presenter: Peter J. Marathas, Esq.
Peter Marathas is the managing partner at law firm Marathas Barrow & Weatherhead, LLP and Compliance Director for the Benefit Advisors Network – a prestigious national, credentialed network of independent benefit advisory & consulting companies, including Shirazi Benefits.
As demonstrated by his “Band One” ranking in Chambers USA, Peter has a solid reputation as being among a short list of U.S. employee benefits lawyers who can guide his clients through complex federal and state benefits laws and tax, securities, ERISA and corporate governance issues in a sensible, efficient and understandable manner. Individual executives, management teams, boards and compensation committees in Boston, New York and across the U.S. recommend Peter as a go-to lawyer who provides clear advice on all matters related to the design and implementation of employee benefits and compensation programs.
Possessing wide-ranging technical knowledge, Peter has extensive experience negotiating equity, benefits and compensation matters in complex business transactions, executive employment and severance agreements, and retention and change of control agreements. He also has significant experience designing and implementing qualified retirement plans, welfare plans, equity and incentive programs that meet the numerous and intricate requirements of applicable federal and state law.
Peter is a prolific writer and active speaker on all employee benefits matters, including the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA), on which he is recognized as a thought leader. Private and governmental employers nationwide have engaged Peter to help them understand and meet the demands of the new law and, since early 2009, he has spoken on the topic to thousands of employers at seminars and presentations in more than 40 states.
Peter’s knowledge of the ACA, called “unparalleled” by Chambers, coupled with his insights from insiders in Washington on the latest developments, places him in a very exclusive group of counselors who can speak intelligently and authoritatively on reform and its impact on employers. He uses his practical experience advising Massachusetts employers on Massachusetts Universal Health Care Reform to help employers from across the country understand how the new federal reforms will impact the way in which they deliver group health insurance to their employees. In addition, Peter is often quoted in major publications about all benefits matters, including the ACA and other employee benefits and compensation matters.
In addition to his Chambers ranking, Peter has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States and has been consistently listed in Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers. ®
Peter is a member of the Policy Board of Directors of the American Benefits Council. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Boston University College of Law and has also taught at the University of Illinois and Bradley University.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Peter worked for years in human resources, including as a human resources director for a leading tax-exempt health care corporation. His past-life experience informs his legal approach. He provides practical, business-minded advice that is informed not only by the controlling legal issues but also by market realities and shareholder perceptions.
Peter served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa. Among his many achievements as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Peter obtained a major grant to construct a secondary school in a remote village in Western Ghana.
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