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Jeff Belfiglio

Jeff Belfiglio guides clients through a wide range of issues related to employee benefits, including plan mergers, spinoffs, terminations and restructuring in corporate transactions. He works with benefit plans of corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, in both union and non-union situations. He is experienced with all types of qualified plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, nonqualified plans, and cafeteria plans.

Jeff has presented before the Washington State Software Alliance, Western Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington Society of CPAs, ISCEBS, Western Pension and Benefits Conference, Washington Self-Insurance Association and the EBIA.

Jeff's clients include: Banner Bank, PeaceHealth, ProBuild, Tacoma Employees Retirement System and various contractors associated with the Department of Energy.

Practice Highlights
  • Handled terminations and freezes of defined benefit plans and cash balance conversions
  • Created multiple-employer plan to allow transparency between government contractors at Department of Energy site and handled transfers of legacy plans

Representative Experience

Employee benefits merger for ProBuild

Implemented merger of three 401(k) plans and coordination of pension plan of controlled group after acquisition. (2007) Read more

IRS compliance negotiation for Western Peterbilt, Inc.

Negotiated complex VCP (voluntary compliance program) agreement with IRS for multiple operational failures including misclassification of employees. Read more

Professional & Community Activities

  • Western Pension & Benefits Conference
  • Seattle Pension Roundtable
  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys

Professional Recognition

  • Received the H. Stewart Tremaine Award, Davis Wright Tremaine, 2012
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in Employee Benefits Law by Best Lawyers, 2001-present
  • Selected to "Washington Super Lawyers" in Employee Benefits/ERISA, Thomson Reuters, 2010