I feel comfortable at Taylor English. Taylor English acknowledges my experience and expertise as a nonlawyer professional and gives me the opportunity (more than any other law firm where I have previously worked) to apply my experience and expertise to address our clients’ employee benefit and executive compensation problems on a value-added basis.

Jan Marsh is Taylor English’s senior benefits consultant and is one of the founding members of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Department. She is one of the most experienced consultants practicing in this area in a law firm setting in the United States. Prior to joining the firm, she was the senior employee benefits consultant at one of the nation's most prestigious corporate law firms.

Ms. Marsh has worked in employee benefit plans, executive compensation and related matters for three decades. She works primarily with public and private company clients in connection with all types of employee benefit plan design, drafting, compliance and administration. She works closely with clients’ general counsels, other corporate officers and human resources personnel. In the last twelve years, she has advised employers on Obamacare and other health care-related issues.

Ms. Marsh has significant experience with 409A compliance issues and in addressing all types of executive compensation issues in equity plans, employment agreements, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, change-in-control agreements, severance plans, separation agreements and retention and/or bonus agreements. She works with both individuals and companies with respect to these types of arrangements.

Ms. Marsh has led clients through successful negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in their correction programs and obtained closing agreements on her clients’ behalf. She has participated in resolving numerous DOL and IRS audits of employee benefit plans on behalf of her clients.

In addition, she has significant experience in public and private company corporate transactions, including negotiating employee benefit representations and covenants, performing diligence reviews, analyzing golden parachute issues and assisting clients with the integration of benefit plans and programs following the closing of a transaction. 

Ms. Marsh frequently is asked to speak to groups regarding tax issues related to Obamacare, 409A and 280G. She has been a featured speaker at continuing education seminars for legal and accounting professionals as well as at insurance and health care association events.


National Women in Pensions Inc.

The ESOP Association

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Birmingham-Southern College, BA, summa cum laude, 1983