Seale Pylate Counsel

Seale Pylate practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation in the firm's labor and employment section. She works with plan sponsors in the areas of qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and plans sponsored by governmental and tax-exempt entities. She also works with health plan sponsors on matters related to compliance with health care reform and other federal laws.

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Seale Pylate practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation in the firm's labor and employment section. She works with plan sponsors in the areas of qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and plans sponsored by governmental and tax-exempt entities. She also works with health plan sponsors on matters related to compliance with health care reform and other federal laws.

Her practice is largely devoted to working with employers to implement documentary and procedural changes required by ERISA or the Internal Revenue Code, such as applying Code Section 409A to nonqualified deferred compensation plans and ensuring compliance with evolving fiduciary standards. Ms. Pylate assists plan sponsors in conducting compliance reviews as well as day-to-day transactional advice.

Experience

  • Representation of large bank holding company with respect to all benefit matters, including pensions, welfare, and defined compensation matters.
  • Representation of nonprofit hospital system in connection with changes to qualified plans.
  • Representation of mid-sized and large employers in connection with compliance with health care reform.

Insights

Speaking Engagements
  • “Governmental Employer Benefit Update” presented to the Mississippi Municipal Association (December 2018)
  • “The New Tax Act: Preparing Employees for New Opportunities” presented at Phelps Dunbars Mississippi Labor and Employment Conference (August 2018)
  • "Ethical Considerations for Brokers, Agents, and Consultants” presented to the Mississippi Association of Health Underwriters (February 2018)
  • “Continuing PPACA Compliance for Governmental Employers” presented to Data Systems County Group (November 2017)
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Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Executive Compensation Subcommittee, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Taxation; Fiduciary Responsibility Subcommittee, Committee on Employee Benefits, Section of Labor and Employment
  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
  • Leadership Greater Jackson, Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce (2006 Graduate)
  • Governor’s Study Commission on the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education

  • Boston College Law School
    J.D., 1999; Member, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest
  • Hendrix College
    B.A., with honors, 1996

Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • Arkansas
  • Representation of large bank holding company with respect to all benefit matters, including pensions, welfare, and defined compensation matters.
  • Representation of nonprofit hospital system in connection with changes to qualified plans.
  • Representation of mid-sized and large employers in connection with compliance with health care reform.
Speaking Engagements
  • “Governmental Employer Benefit Update” presented to the Mississippi Municipal Association (December 2018)
  • “The New Tax Act: Preparing Employees for New Opportunities” presented at Phelps Dunbars Mississippi Labor and Employment Conference (August 2018)
  • "Ethical Considerations for Brokers, Agents, and Consultants” presented to the Mississippi Association of Health Underwriters (February 2018)
  • “Continuing PPACA Compliance for Governmental Employers” presented to Data Systems County Group (November 2017)
News
  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Executive Compensation Subcommittee, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Taxation; Fiduciary Responsibility Subcommittee, Committee on Employee Benefits, Section of Labor and Employment
  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
  • Leadership Greater Jackson, Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce (2006 Graduate)
  • Governor’s Study Commission on the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell