Bill Vesely focuses his practice on ERISA and employee benefits generally, ESOPs, multiemployer plan withdrawal liability and executive compensation. He has written and lectured on many areas of employee benefits law, including ESOPs, 401(k) plans, handling benefit plans in acquisitions and mergers, nondiscrimination requirements for retirement plans, and multiemployer withdrawal liability.
Mr. Vesely was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employee Benefits Law in 2017 and has been so recognized for more than 10 years. In 2012, 2015 and 2016, he was named as an "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in the area of ERISA Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. Vesely was named a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Employee Benefits and ERISA law by SuperLawyers magazine in 2013 and the three years immediately preceding. He has also been recognized in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for 2009. He is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Tax Law Section, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member of Committee of Employee Benefits and Past Chairman of the Plan Design and Tax Qualified Plan Subcommittee (1986-2004)
American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Fellow
State Bar of Georgia, Member