Compensation & BenefitsNews

James W. Thweatt III Joins Dinsmore’s Cincinnati Office

October 26, 2016News Releases
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP enhances its tax and benefits group by adding James “Jay” W. Thweatt III to its Cincinnati Office. Mr. Thweatt brings extensive experience in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation and joins Dinsmore from another major Cincinnati law firm.

Mr. Thweatt helps companies with the design, formation and operation of tax-qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and welfare benefit plans, including compliance with the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, FMLA, and USERRA. He also has extensive experience with ERISA fiduciary issues and assists clients with employment agreements, stock options and other equity-based compensation arrangements, and severance agreements. Mr. Thweatt routinely appears before the IRS and Department of Labor on behalf of clients’ employee benefit-related matters.

“Our clients continue to face pressure to offer cost effective plans, and they look to us to navigate the changing regulations and disclosures. Jay is a tremendous addition and adds to the bench strength of our talented tax and benefits group. His strong background in taxation coupled with his benefits and executive compensation experience adds to our depth, and I’m pleased to welcome Jay to the firm,” said Ben F. Wells, Dinsmore Tax, Benefits and Wealth Planning Group Chair.

Mr. Thweatt earned his LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He received his B.A. in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College, where he graduated magna cum laude.