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Alex Smith

Of Counsel

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Alex assists clients with a variety of matters related to the design, maintenance, and implementation of health and welfare plans, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, and equity compensation arrangements.

Alex skillfully counsels clients on employee benefits and executive compensation issues. He advises clients regarding the federal laws applicable to health and welfare plans including the ACA, ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA. Alex also counsels clients on the federal laws applicable to retirement plans and executive compensation arrangements. He also advises clients on employee benefits and executive compensation issues that arise in the context of corporate transactions. Alex takes a problem-solving approach to his clients' issues and works with them to ensure they find the most beneficial solutions to any employee benefits or executive compensation matter.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Alex was an associate at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP in Atlanta. He also served as a judicial law clerk for Justice Charles T. Canady of the Florida Supreme Court.


Alex has experience with:

  • Health and welfare benefit plans
  • ACA compliance and reporting
  • 401(k) plans
  • Profit sharing plans
  • Pension plans
  • Nonqualified deferred compensation and executive compensation plans
  • Incentive compensation plans
  • Section 409A
  • Section 83
  • Section 162(m)
  • Section 280G
  • ERISA fiduciary compliance
  • Fringe benefit plans

Alex helps clients simplify the time-consuming task of managing benefit plans through:

  • Drafting and amending plan documents
  • Drafting summary plan descriptions
  • Drafting and reviewing legally required benefits disclosures
  • Preparing employee communications
  • Negotiating and reviewing service provider agreements



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