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Heather Panick focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. She assists clients with tax issues associated with the creation and administration of compensation arrangements, including deferred compensation arrangements under Code Section 409A, employment agreements, and severance agreements. She also assists clients with ERISA and tax-related issues in the administration, compliance and design of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans.

Heather also works with clients and the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and PBGC in correcting plan operational and qualification errors, plan design issues, audit and collection matters and other plan and tax related issues. She has represented clients in tax adversary proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, United States Tax Court and Second Circuit Court of Appeals relating to payroll, trust fund recovery penalties, employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.

Heather assists corporate clients in employment discrimination, retaliation, SEC investigations, tax and ERISA litigation matters.

Education

J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law

B.S., University of Central Oklahoma

Admissions

  • State of Nebraska
    State of Oklahoma
    State of Texas
    U.S. Tax Court
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
    U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
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