Robert Mashburn Joins Liskow
Employee Benefits Team
Liskow & Lewis is pleased to welcome Robert Mashburn to the firm as a shareholder in Houston, Texas. Robbie joins the firm's Employee Benefits team, which advises businesses of all types and sizes in the design, operation, and ERISA/Internal Revenue Code compliance aspects of their employee benefit plans - including 401(k), other retirement, equity-based, health and welfare, and executive compensation plans.
Robbie is a business lawyer experienced in all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including plan design, administration, operation, legal and regulatory compliance and implementation of:

  • defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans,
  • welfare benefit plans,
  • nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and
  • equity based compensation plans, such as stock-based and partnership unit-based compensation option plans, restricted stock or restricted stock unit plans, stock appreciation rights plans and phantom stock plans.

Robbie negotiates and prepares executive employment and severance agreements, collaborating with other attorneys on employee benefits and compensation aspects of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and spin-offs, and resolving operational and compliance issues with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor. He also has significant experience in the application of ERISA to pension and welfare arrangements, and has handled all types of ERISA claim, examination and litigation matters, including IRS audits, DOL investigations, claims for benefits or breach of fiduciary duty by plan sponsors, administrators and trustees, employer securities issues and ERISA plan issues.

Robbie has experience working with publicly traded corporations and master limited partnerships, private companies and partnerships in various fields, educational institutions, hospitals, governmental entities, churches, closely held companies, boards of directors, compensation committees, and individual executives. He received his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School and his L.L.M. in Tax from New York University. Robbie is also a Certified Public Accountant.
The firm is also pleased to expand its Labor & Employment capabilities in the Houston market. In addition to Robbie's arrival, Liskow welcomes associate Brett Holubeck to its Labor and Employment group, which advises clients in the complex and evolving world of labor and employment law. Acting as an extension of the clients' management and human resources teams, Liskow lawyers provide advice, training, and litigation assistance to helping clients avoid liabilities that can result from well-intentioned business decisions.

Brett's experience has been focused on traditional labor work in the food processing and steel industries, as well as employment law litigation and advice. Brett received his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law and his M.Ed. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Robbie joins Randye Snyder (New Orleans) and Regan Canfill (New Orleans) as a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits team, and Brett joins Kindall James (Houston) and Tommy McGoey (New Orleans) in our Labor & Employment Team.

These two teams combine to serve Liskow & Lewis clients with regard to all of their needs in the employee benefit and labor/employment law practice areas.
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