The Cicotte Law Firm Offices
Our Law Firm Offices
in Kennewick, WA

Firm Profile

The Firm's practice covers all areas relating to employee benefits. This broad practice area involves diverse matters including designing "defined contribution-style" health plans (HRAs, HSAs, & FSAs), assistance with all the benefit acronyms - COBRA, HIPAA, EGTRRA, etc., advising on fiduciary responsibilities, maintaining legal compliance with non-discrimination requirements, and analyzing unusual benefit claims. The Firm focuses on representing employers in labor relations matters where pension or welfare benefits are involved, advising on the federal tax implications of complex benefits-related circumstances, and examining the ERISA status of various compensatory arrangements.

In addition to counseling with clients on employee benefits compliance and transactional matters, the Firm frequently defends ERISA lawsuits.

Clients seek the Firm's confidential legal advice for many purposes, including:

  • Transitioning to a new plan document and/or third-party administrator
  • Designing, drafting and amending custom summary plan descriptions and plan documents
  • Protection during tax and labor audits
  • Resolving plan operational problems
  • Addressing employee benefit plan matters arising in corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Advice on complying with fiduciary, reporting and tax requirements
  • Seeking individualized informal guidance from the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor
  • Defending class actions under ERISA
  • Obtaining formal rulings such as IRS determination letters and DOL opinion letters
  • Representing employers in labor negotiations relating to benefits matters

Eastern Washington - Palouse Falls
Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington

Contact Information

Office Address

2803 Sarah Court
Kennewick, WA 99338

Phone Numbers

Toll-free: (877) 783-6699

Local: (509) 783-6699

Fax: (509) 783-1166

Email Address