Overview

Greg Brown focuses his practice on employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciary matters, tax-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation and ERISA litigation. He serves as co-chair of Holland & Knight's ESOP Group. In addition, he handles audits and investigations of plans by the U.S. Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service and advises clients on ways to minimize litigation risk through benefit plan design, governance and administration.

Mr. Brown represents both closely held companies and national Fortune 500 publicly traded companies on employee benefits matters, as well as organizations throughout the food and beverage, government contracting, technology, retail and direct marketing, healthcare, banking and financial services industries.

Beyond his law practice, Mr. Brown is a regular writer and speaker on a range of employee benefits law topics nationwide.

Experience

Credentials

Education
  • University of Illinois, J.D.
  • University of Kentucky, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Illinois
Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • American Bar Association, ESOP Subcommittee, Chair Emeritus
  • Employee-Owned S-Corporations of America
  • ESOP Association
  • International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association
  • National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Society of International Business Fellows
  • Union League Club of Chicago
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 1995-2020
  • Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2005-2019
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - Illinois, 2007-2019
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - Nationwide, 2007-2018
  • Human Resource Executive, Top Employment Attorneys, 2012-2017
  • Who's Who in the World, 2004, 2006-2007, 2009-2012

Publications

Speaking Engagements

News