Sarah Kanter

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Education

  • J.D., 2011
    The University of Michigan Law School
    University of Michigan’s Presidential Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights
    American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (President, Next Generation Leader)
  • B.A., 2005
    University of Washington
    Foreign Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (Autumn, 2004)

Professional Career

  • 2014 – April 2018
    Beeson, Tayer & Bodine, A.P.C.
    Oakland, California
  • 2011 – 2014
    O’Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson, P.C.
    Washington, DC
  • Summer 2010
    American Center for International Labor Solidarity (AFL-CIO)
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Summer 2009
    Washinton CeaseFIre
    Seattle, WA

Professional Licenses
and Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of New York
    Member, The State Bar of California
    Member, District of Columbia Bar
    American Bar Association (Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, Tax Law Section, Health
    Law Section, Labor & Employment Section)
    International Foundation of Employee
    Benefit Plans
    District of Columbia Bar Association
    New York State Bar Association
    California State Bar Association
    The Bar Association of San Francisco

Sarah Kanter counsels employers and multiemployer trusts in all aspects of their health and welfare plans.

Her experience includes assisting clients in compliance with the various Federal and state laws applicable to health and welfare plans, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), the Public Health Service Act, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA and Medicare.

Sarah assists clients with drafting plan and trust documents, amendments, and SPDs; analyzing employee-benefit issues relating to all aspects of plan design and funding; analyzing plan administrative, fiduciary and tax issues, including benefit claims and appeals, and income and payroll tax reporting, prohibited transactions, and the complex application of non-discrimination rules; and reviewing service provider agreements.

Sarah has been selected as a Northern California “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine for both 2017 and 2018. She was also a contributing author regarding coverage requirements for group health plans under the ACA in the BNA Employee Benefits Law, Fourth Edition.

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