Thomas A. Conlon Jr.
700 Security Mutual Building 80 Exchange Street
Thomas A. Conlon, Jr., Chair of Hinman, Howard & Kattell’s Pension and Employee Benefits Practice Group, is extensively involved in the design of employee pension and welfare benefit plans and works in matters concerning executive compensation. Mr. Conlon advises clients concerning plan compliance and operation, plan amendments, and plan terminations. He also handles all types of executive compensation arrangements and the creation, funding, operation, and termination of Employee Stock Ownership Plans. He has provided guidance on employee benefit and plan issues to clients facing downsizing, lay-offs, mergers, and acquisitions.
Mr. Conlon has also been extensively involved in the negotiation and closing of tax free mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, taxable stock and asset acquisitions and sales, private offerings of stock, project and asset-based financing, and investment capital infusions. Mr. Conlon has advised the firm’s clients regarding the legal aspects of forming their businesses and all aspects of the day-to-day operations and management activities thereafter.
Mr. Conlon represents a varied list of clients, including financial service companies, utility companies, and tax-exempt organizations and also represents individual executives in executive compensation matters. He also assists with litigation arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Mr. Conlon is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of pension and employee benefits law, including COBRA continuation coverage issues, and compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Mr. Conlon has served the United Way of Broome County in a number of capacities and chairs the firm’s fundraising efforts for the United Way. Mr. Conlon also serves on the board of Johnson City Dollars for Scholars, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) group that provides college scholarships for seniors at Johnson City High School.