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Kevin Selzer


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

Kevin focuses on a variety of employee benefit matters, including the design and implementation of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and equity compensation arrangements.

He advises clients on executive compensation issues involving Code Sections 409A, 457, 280G, 162(m), and 83. Kevin helps employers ensure compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, and related laws. He also often conducts compliance reviews in various areas, such as tax qualification, COBRA compliance, and fiduciary compliance matters.


Kevin has experience with the design, maintenance, interpretation of, and advising on:

  • 401(k) plans
  • Profit sharing plans
  • Pension plans
  • Government plans
  • Non-qualified deferred compensation and executive compensation plans
  • Tax-exempt and governmental 457(b) and 457(f) plans
  • Health and welfare benefit plans
  • Employment agreements
  • Short-term and long-term incentive plans including equity-based plans
  • Fringe benefit plans

Kevin advises clients on navigating employee benefit considerations in mergers and acquisitions.

Kevin 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 benefit disclosures
  • Preparing employee communications

Client Results

  • Represented employers in Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor plan audits and obtained reduced or no penalty resolutions for the employer.

  • Counseled clients in mergers and acquisitions, on both buyer and seller sides, with respect to retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation issues, including Sections 280G, 162(m), and 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.  

  • Worked with employers on plan design and implementation of retirement plans, including 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans, 457(f) plans, and other deferred compensation arrangements.

  • Obtained correction relief under various voluntary retirement plan corrections.

  • Assisted clients with the numerous health-related provisions and regulatory changes resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • Chambers USA, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, 2022

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Western Pension and Benefits Conference, Board of Directors, President, 2018-2020
  • Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council, Gateway District Chairman

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