Arthur Bachman

Biography

Arthur Bachman advises clients in all industries regarding issues concerning employee benefits. He has substantial experience counseling clients in connection with:

  • ERISA
  • 401(k) plans
  • retirement plans including defined benefit plans and cash balance plans
  • ERISA litigation
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • venture capital operating companies
  • real estate operating companies
  • fiduciary responsibilities
  • “top hat” plans
  • withdrawal liability relating to union pension funds
  • IRS and Department of Labor audits including correction programs
  • cafeteria plans
  • COBRA
  • welfare plans
  • employee benefit plans in connection with mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, and private equity investments

Before entering private practice, Art served as an attorney/adviser for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel where he wrote portions of ERISA. Art co-wrote a chapter and supplements in ERISA: A Comprehensive Guide (John Wiley & Sons). He has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at employee benefit events.

Art has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Experience

  • Real estate investment advisory fund in its $1.7 billion acquisition of a publicly traded REIT which owns 137 office buildings in more than 25 office projects in a dozen metropolitan areas across the United States.
  • ERP software provider in its acquisition of a third-party support service provider.
  • Consumer and commercial banking services provider in its acquisition of a bank, which brought together two $1 billion bank holding companies and created one of the largest bank holding companies in central Pennsylvania.
  • Financial services software provider in the acquisition of numerous companies and in all aspects of its benefit plans for its employees.
  • Insurance commissioner in the liquidation of a large insurance company.
  • Creditors’ committees in bankruptcy cases.
  • Prepared plans and related documents as well as provided compliance advice to national brokerage companies and mutual fund companies.

News & Views

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Recognitions

  • 2017, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Temple Law Alumni Association
  • Temple University
Professional Activities

For the last 15 years, Art served as president of the board of directors of the Benefits Council of Greater Philadelphia. He has also served as president of the executive board of his condo association for the past 10 years.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD
  • Temple University, BBA