Renowned ERISA and Employee Benefits Practitioner Joins Kean Miller

Kean Miller is pleased to announce that Robert C. “Bob” Schmidt has joined the firm as Of Counsel.  Bob regularly assists employers of all sizes in developing and implementing pension and other employee benefit plans, and in regulatory and compliance issues involving those plans. He has drafted thousands of plans for all manner of businesses and publicly-traded and privately-held companies, and also has experience with governmental plans, such as 403(b) and 457 plans. Bob advises employers with respect to plan maintenance, investment regulations, plan administration, and plan termination matters.

“The addition of Bob Schmidt provides our clients access to highly technical ERISA and benefit plan expertise. We think Bob’s clients will also benefit from the combination, and our statewide platform, said Blane Clark, Managing Partner of the 151-attorney law firm. 

About Robert Schmidt

Bob has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Employee Benefits Law since 1984. He is AV- rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and is Board Certified as a Tax Law specialist by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.

About Kean Miller

Kean Miller was formed in 1983, based on a foundation of mutual respect among attorneys, meaningful collaboration with and an overarching commitment to serve clients, and a commitment to serve the communities in which we work and live. Thirty-one years later, this fundamental philosophy is stronger than ever - from the people and companies we represent, to the people we employ, from the charitable organizations we serve, to the civic causes we support.  With more than 150 attorneys in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Lake Charles, Kean Miller is one of the largest full-service law firms in Louisiana. The firm serves the legal needs of the people, businesses, and industries that drive the Bayou State. We have particular dedication to serving Fortune 500 companies with significant operations in the South, providing them with legal resources focused on growth. From the courtroom to the boardroom, our people provide creative solutions, unique strategies, and unparalleled value that allow our clients to perform at the highest level.

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