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Keith A. Dropkin

Principal
White Plains

P 914-872-8060
F 914-946-1216
Keith.Dropkin@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Keith Dropkin is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Dropkin counsels clients regarding various benefit issues including fiduciary duty obligations, corrections under the DOL and IRS compliance programs, the drafting and design of pension and welfare benefit plans, payroll taxes and those issues arising in mergers and acquisitions. He has represented clients ranging from self-employed individuals to Fortune Top 50 companies. Mr. Dropkin speaks and writes regularly about employee benefits and has been a contributing author for the treatise Employee Benefits Law, published by the Bureau of National Affairs.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2004, Mr. Dropkin was an attorney from 1998 to 2004 at a California law firm specializing in employee benefits law. Before practicing law, Mr. Dropkin was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He is blessed with (and outnumbered by) a wonderful wife and two daughters.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
  • Bay Area Chapter of the National Institute of Pension Administrators, Former Vice President and Treasurer
  • National Institute of Pension Administrators

Published Works

  • Employee Benefits Law (Supplements), 2002-05 ed. (Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2002) [Contributing Author]

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April 24, 2017
SHRM

Keith Dropkin Authors "Be Wary of Designs to Avoid Employment Taxes through Wellness Plan Benefits"

April 24, 2017

Keith Dropkin authors "Be Wary of Designs to Avoid Employment Taxes through Wellness Plan Benefits," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

March 17, 2016
Thomson Reuters

Keith Dropkin Authors "Expert Q&A on Health Insurance Opt-Outs"

March 17, 2016

Keith Dropkin authored "Expert Q&A on Health Insurance Opt-Outs," published by Thomas Reuters' Practical Law. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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October 27, 2016

2017 Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirement Plans

October 27, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service has announced its cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for retirement plans and Social Security generally effective for Tax Year 2017 (see IR-2016-141). Most notably, the limitation on annual salary deferrals into a 401(k) plan (along with the other retirement plan limitations) remains... Read More

October 23, 2015

2016 Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirement Plans

October 23, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for retirement plans and Social Security generally effective for Tax Year 2016 (see IR-2015-118). Most notably, the limitation on annual salary deferrals into a 401(k) plan (along with the other retirement plan limitations)... Read More

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Withdrawal Liability: The Ticking Time Bomb Of Participating In Multiemployer Pension Plans

April 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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2018 Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirement Plans
October 20, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for retirement plans and Social Security generally effective for Tax Year 2018 (see IRS Notice 2017-64). Most notably, the limitation on annual salary deferrals into a 401(k) plan will increase from $18,000 to $18,500. Read More

Be Wary of Designs to Avoid Employment Taxes through Wellness Plan Benefits
April 18, 2017

We are aware that employers are being marketed various types of benefit arrangements designed to reduce the employer’s tax obligations by using a combination of wellness programs, voluntary benefits, and cafeteria plans. Read More

2017 Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirement Plans
October 27, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for retirement plans and Social Security generally effective for Tax Year 2017 (see IR-2016-141). Read More