Partner Cindy Lapoff’s practice focuses on employee benefit plans. She advises jointly-trusteed multi-employer pension, defined contribution, welfare, and apprenticeship plans in the building and construction trades throughout Upstate New York. Her expertise includes legal developments and fiduciary matters under ERISA, HIPAA, the Internal Revenue Code, and the Taft-Hartley Act.
Cindy also has an active practice representing unions in labor-management and employee relations. She has: represented parties to labor arbitrations; advised unions regarding contract interpretation and collective bargaining issues; provided guidance in employee relations matters, including investigations, discipline, and terminations; and represented unions in organizing campaigns and collective bargaining.
Cindy’s past experience includes the full spectrum of labor and employment law matters. She is a certified Mediator in the Western District of New York and has handled a variety of employment litigation in many jurisdictions.