Joel Krasnow is a member of the firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group and has over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of compensation and benefits law, with a particular focus on ERISA’s fiduciary rules. Joel also has significant experience in executive compensation matters and the compensation and benefit aspects of merger and acquisition and financial restructuring transactions.
Primary Focus & Experience
Mr. Krasnow’s practice includes all aspects of compensation and benefits law, with a particular focus on ERISA’s fiduciary rules. He regularly advises clients concerning the ERISA aspects of investment products designed for pension plans and the structuring of such products, representing sponsors, underwriters and investors. He also advises clients on the fiduciary obligations imposed on plan fiduciaries, including the impact of ERISA’s prohibited transaction rules, and has obtained, on behalf of clients, Department of Labor exemptions from ERISA’s prohibited transaction rules.
Mr. Krasnow also has significant experience in executive compensation matters, the benefit aspects of merger and acquisition transactions and ERISA-related litigation.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Krasnow co-authored “Application of Plan Asset Rules to Plan Investments and Contributions” in the ERISA Fiduciary Law treatise (BNA Books 2006, Supp. 2011) and “ERISA's New '25%' Test -- What's in it for Private Equity Fund Sponsors and Institutional Investors?” in the Venture Capital and Private Equity Yearbook 2006/07 (Euromoney Yearbooks, 2006). He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits Law.
- Columbia Law School, J.D., 1989
- Touro College, B.S., 1984
- New York