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Benjamin Gibbons


800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

Ben counsels employers on a broad range of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and other employee benefits arrangements, as well as executive compensation matters.

He provides advice on the design, implementation, and administration of qualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and advises on executive compensation matters with a focus on sections 409A, 457, 280G, 162(m), and 83 of the tax code. Ben also specializes in advising clients in transactional matters with respect to the challenges that arise from transitioning or terminating employee benefit plans, equity incentive plans and deferred compensation arrangements, negotiating purchase agreements, and golden parachute payment matters.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Ben was an associate at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, MA. In addition, Ben has over a decade of public accounting experience and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts.


  • Advice on executive compensation, ERISA, and other employee benefit plan issues arising in connection with mergers, acquisitions, credit facilities and other business transactions.
  • Drafting and maintenance of qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans.
  • Qualified retirement plan compliance and correction matters.
  • Drafting and analyzing nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, both under section 409A and section 457(f).
  • Drafting and advising on equity compensation plans and arrangements.
  • As a former public accountant, supervised over 500 annual employee benefit plan audit engagements over a 10-year period for clients ranging in size from approximately 100 to over 10,000 participants.



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • Idaho Business Review, Leaders in Law, 2020
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2022, 2023

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member
  • Pension Action Center, Advisory Board Member
  • Boise Bicycle Project, Board Member

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