Sarah K. Ivy, Esq.

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Sarah Ivy, Esq. focuses her practice in the areas of employee benefits law, executive compensation and taxation. She has more than 20 years of experience analyzing regulations under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and applying those rules to a range of benefits plans such as qualified retirement (401(k), 403(b), profit-sharing and pension plans), welfare benefits plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans and equity-based compensation plans.

Sarah advises clients across all industries including both for-profit and non-profit organizations with respect to compliance with complex employee benefits regulations and employee stock ownership plan (ESOPs). She works closely with clients to design benefits plans that maintain compliance with federal law and assists employers involved with Department of Labor (DOL) or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits or reviews.

She counsels companies on the design and documentation of executive compensation arrangements including severance agreements as a business transition planning tool. Sarah also advises clients on employee benefits issues that arise in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. She also conducts reviews of various employment-related documents such as employee handbooks, employment agreements and non-compete agreements.

Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Sarah worked as an executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA attorney with various law firms including Stevens & Lee, P.C., Fox Rothschild LLP and McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC. Most recently, she was a partner with FisherBroyles, LLP in Philadelphia.

EDUCATION

The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D.

Frostburg State University, B.S. Accounting

BAR ADMISSIONS

Pennsylvania

Membership

National Center of Employee Ownership

Lancaster Bar Association

Berks County Bar Association

Chester County Bar Association

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