Jeffrey H. Tour
(614) 458-9887
Office: Columbus
J.D. George Washington University National Law Center
B.A. Syracuse University
Licensure: OH
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Jeffrey Tour has 34 years of broad employee benefits expertise and practices in the areas of pension, deferred compensation, and welfare benefit plans. Mr. Tour also counsels clients regarding benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions. He is the leader of the firm's Employee Benefits Group.

Work Experience

2009 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2003-2009 Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP
1997-2003 Thompson Hine LLP

Speaking Engagements

"Early Retirement Window Benefits Under Final Section 401(a)(4) Regulations," Maxwell Macmillan Pension and Profit Sharing Pension Bulletin

"Complex Temporary Regulations Cover Plan Compensation," The Journal of Taxation

"Plan Termination Update: Impact of Pension Protection Act of 1987," Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal

"Overview of Proposed Regulations on Single-Employer Plan Terminations under SEPPAA," Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal

Key Experience

Experienced with employee benefits issues in tax-qualified plans, ESOPs, welfare benefit plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and ERISA Title I issues
Counsels clients on employee benefits issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, such as identifying plans, evaluating potential assumed liabilities, compliance with statutory requirements, and allocating post-merger liabilities, including benefit plan assumptions, spin-offs, and terminations
Counsels clients in connection with pension de-risking

Memberships & Awards

Graduated cum laude, Syracuse University
Graduated with honors, George Washington University