Boston, Mass. – December 1, 2015Blais, Halpert, Lieberman & Greene LLC (formerly Blais, Halpert & Lieberman LLC) is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Greene has joined the firm as a named partner and the head of our Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits practice as of December 1. For 17 years, Tom has advised businesses, executives, and nonprofit institutions on sophisticated compensation and benefits issues.

Tom brings new depth and breadth to the firm’s tax advice for buyers, sellers, investors, and management teams in high-value business transactions, combining deep experience with Section 409A, Section 280G, Section 162(m), stock options, and related compensation issues with hard-to-find expertise in ERISA, “plan asset” rules, and the Affordable Care Act.

Tom also has extensive experience designing, negotiating, and monitoring compliance for compensation and benefits programs for businesses of all sizes, from large public corporations to venture-backed, mid-stage companies, to tech startups. This practice includes advising plan administrators, boards of directors, and compensation committees regarding fiduciary duties and corporate governance responsibilities. Tom also assists educational, health, philanthropic, and other nonprofit institutions on their unique compensation and benefit issues.

C-suite executives regularly engage Tom when negotiating deferred and equity compensation, hiring, retention, severance, and management carve-out plans, change of control payments, and shareholder protections.

For his efforts, Tom has been recognized by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America as one of the top lawyers in the U.S. in the areas of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and ERISA. Various publications and media outlets regularly seek his views on employee benefits & executive compensation issues, including The Street, USA TodayBoston GlobeBoston Business JournalNational Law JournalCorporate Counsel Magazine, Employee Benefit News, WCVB-Channel 5 Boston, Fox News, Fox Channel 25, New England Cable News Network and WBZ Radio.

Prior to joining us, Tom was a partner with Holland & Knight LLP and Mintz, Levin Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Tom can be reached at (617) 918-7087 or TGreene@BlaisTaxLaw.com.