Strimaitis, Andrew K.

  Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Andy advises on a wide range of benefits issues including design, implementation, operation and termination of tax-qualified retirement and welfare benefit plans.  He regularly advises clients with respect to ERISA’s fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction rules.  He also has helped clients correct benefit plan defects through Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service voluntary correction programs and has assisted clients with negotiating settlements with regulatory authorities.  Andy has substantial experience drafting and advising on executive and incentive compensation plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, including advising on the operation of Code Sections 409A (nonqualified deferred compensation), 162(m) ($1.0 million deduction limit on compensation) and 280G (change in control).  Andy also advises employers on employee benefits and executive compensation matters arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, as well as the employee benefits transition and integration issues associated with such transactions.

Andy is an adjunct professor in the master of science in taxation program at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.  He frequently speaks at seminars on tax and ERISA issues arising in connection with executive compensation and employee benefits.

Andy is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Merit School of Music.  Also, he has served as a volunteer attorney for Project SALUTE, a pro bono legal project that provides assistance on federal benefits issues to U.S. military veterans.


  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation, 1998
  • Loyola University Chicago, J.D., cum laude, 1996
  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Business Administration, B.B.A., 1994

Practice Area

  • Compensation and Employment
  • Financial Institutions