GREGORY A. MARRS focuses his practice on a broad variety of employee benefits and executive compensation issues, including routinely advising clients on such issues in connection with corporate transactions (including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures and spin-offs) and related employee integration efforts.
Greg’s practice includes counseling clients with respect to qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, including advising on plan design and implementation, strategic terminations, mergers and day-to-day compliance issues, drafting plan documents, participant communications and government filings, and preparing filings under corrective programs. Greg has significant experience advising clients with respect to the negotiation and design of equity, equity-based, employment, severance, retention and change-in-control plans and arrangements. His expertise includes the various tax and other regulatory issues relating to executive compensation arrangements, including Sections 409A and 280G of the Internal Revenue Code.
Prior to joining the firm, Greg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to the Honorable Michael P. McCuskey of the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
Greg graduated first in his class and summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and received Rickert Awards for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, Legal Writing and Academic Excellence.
Prior to law school, Greg worked as an associate at a large public accounting firm. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.