David R. Johanson, Senior Partner
Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP
David assists clients in general corporate matters and in employee ownership, benefit, ERISA, and related business matters, with an emphasis on executive compensation, equity incentive plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), ESOP transactions, mergers and acquisitions (and related tax planning), and business succession and estate planning. David has served as outside general counsel to numerous corporate clients over the past 37 years. He also frequently appears on behalf of clients in business and employment-oriented defense litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, and before regulatory agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Tax Court, etc.).
Michelle Buckley, CPA, AIFA, Vice President
Practice Leader in Employee Benefits
Meaden & Moore
Michelle is a Vice President in Meaden & Moore’s Assurance Services Group with over 30 years of public accounting experience serving middle market companies focused on manufacturing, distribution and service industries. Michelle maintains close contact with clients to develop long-term relationships and earn their confidence. As a practice leader of the firm’s employee benefits and consulting practice, Michelle has had extensive experience with qualified benefit plan audits, operational reviews, tax issues and the unique complexities of these engagements. She understands the risks to plan sponsors and continuously offers suggestions for improvement to minimize any potential fiduciary liability.As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst TM (AIFA®), Michelle also assists in consulting retirement plan sponsors in fiduciary best practices.