recent speaking engagements

On April 9, Jewelie Grape presented on the Purchase and Sale of a Business: Employment Law and Employee Benefits webcast offered by Minnesota CLE. Jewelie also authored the employee benefits chapter in the Purchase and Sale of a Business Deskbook published by Minnesota CLE.

Jewelie Grape co-hosted the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Section COVID Coffee Break discussing employee benefits provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act on April 6.

Jewelie Grape was honored to be a panelist at the American Bar Association's Virtual 2021 Midyear Tax Meeting; Employee Benefits Self-Correction, Determination Letters and Other Administrative Practices Subcommittee. The panel's topic was Qualified Birth and Adoption Distributions: Status of Recordkeeper Implementation Efforts. The discussion focused on the new retirement plan distribution option created by the SECURE Act for qualifying births or adoptions. Even though plan sponsors were allowed to add the birth/adoption distribution feature to their plan on or after January 1, 2020, most plan sponsors have not yet added this feature because there were initially too many unanswered questions and because recordkeepers were not ready to implement this optional feature.