Tara joined SKO in 2015, following her previous career as a professional chef. She brings a business perspective to the Public Finance, Business Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits practices where she focuses on ERISA and Employee Benefits.
My experience with the inner workings of a small business, combined with the concerns faced by business owners and management teams, guides the legal assistance I am able to give clients and colleagues. When federal or state laws change, I communicate those changes to clients, along with steps they can take to stay in compliance. It’s also important that businesses of all sizes are aware of what can happen if they are adequately prepared. Highlights of my practice include the following:
This is a season of flux in the corporate arena, when uncertainty about the market, interest and tax rates, employment needs and more are driving trends in multiple directions. The last eight years have witnessed an overhaul of the way healthcare and employee benefits are managed, necessitating major restructuring of not only the types of benefits offered by employers and the way they are administered, but also the financial structures supporting the healthcare industry itself. Shakeups to investment benefits are just on the horizon with the introduction of new laws on the financial advisor’s fiduciary responsibility to the client. As the post-Recession economy stabilizes and bond issuance rates are at an all-time high, fast-rising interest rates are similarly predicted to shake the bond market in the coming months and years.