BakerHostetler Adds Employee Benefits Partner in Cleveland

Ann M. Caresani comes to BakerHostetler after serving as chair of Tucker Ellis LLP's employee benefits and executive compensation practice

Press Releases / April 17, 2019

CLEVELAND — April 17, 2019 — BakerHostetler announced today that Ann M. Caresani has joined the firm as a partner in its employee benefits practice, where she’ll add decades of experience offering practical and strategic business advice to clients. She arrives from Tucker Ellis LLP, where she was chair of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice.

Caresani brings to the firm a broad practice she’s developed throughout her more than 25 years practicing law. She practices in all facets of employee benefits law, including executive compensation, tax-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plan matters, ERISA litigation, representation before governmental agencies and in transactional matters.

A certified public accountant with an MBA to go along with her broad legal skill set, Caresani also advises business owners, board members, executives, in-house counsel and professional service advisers on their strategic objectives, including business succession planning and mergers and acquisitions.

“We are very excited to have a lawyer of Ann’s exceptional qualifications and depth of experience join the firm,” said Raymond M. Malone, co-leader of the employee benefits team. “We believe that she will significantly enhance the excellent service our clients have come to expect from BakerHostetler in the area of employee benefits.”

“I am excited to join this esteemed national employee benefits and executive compensation practice,” Caresani said. “I have long admired the members of BakerHostetler’s practice and have had the opportunity to become friends with many of them over the years. I look forward to working with this team of talented colleagues to help them continue to provide the excellent client service for which they are known.”

BakerHostetler’s employee benefits practice provides a full range of legal services to clients and employers in the design, implementation, administration and governance of all types of retirement, savings, health and welfare, and compensation programs, including executive compensation, bonus and other incentive plans; deferred compensation arrangements; retention plans; and severance plans. The team also regularly handles merger and acquisition employee benefit-related activities for clients, including assisting with diligence, evaluating risks, negotiating terms of acquisitions and dispositions, and assisting with benefit plan and workforce integration post-acquisition.


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