Tim Goodman


Practice Area: Tax, Labor & Employment

    All Star


    “Tim is extremely client focused.”
    “His expertise is invaluable to us, and he is always responsive to our needs.”


    "The federal laws governing benefits (ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and federal employment laws) are complex.  My goal is to assist employers by explaining these laws and regulations in an understandable manner and to help employers communicate the value of their benefits to their employees.  I carry out this goal in part through presenting at seminars on developments and the legal requirements for benefit plans. "

    – Tim Goodman


    Tim works with employers on health and retirement plans, and executive compensation. Tim works with employers, with a special focus on assisting cooperatives, agribusiness companies, hospitals and health care entities, and tax-exempt organizations. Tim advises on health benefits including health care reform (the ACA), wellness plans, telemedicine, and employee assistance plans. His ACA experience includes taxes and penalties; including section 4980H and the employer shared responsibility fee, reporting (Form 1095-C), notices and mandates. Tim helps employers with the complex rules governing retirement plans and assists them to review operations, address errors, and maintain the tax-qualified status of their plans. His experience includes qualified and nonqualified retirement plans (including defined benefit, 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), and 457(f) plans, and section 409A). On executive benefits, Tim assists with employment agreements, severance arrangements, deferred compensation, and incentive plans. With health care entities, Tim also assists on sign-on bonuses, reasonable compensation under section 4958, and the excise taxes under section 4960 (added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act).

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