I practice as a sole practitioner. As a result, your case will receive my personal... more
I practice as a sole practitioner. As a result, your case will receive my personal attention, and I will personally be responsive to your concerns and questions. I have been handling employee benefits matters for over 25 years. For the past eight years, my practice has been devoted almost entirely to helping individuals obtain the benefits they have earned. I represent individuals indisa... view profile
I am a partner in a pension/retirement third-party administrator company where we do... more
I am a partner in a pension/retirement third-party administrator company where we do regulatory, compliance and administration of retirement and 401(k) plans, with offices in Spokane and Yakima. In my spare time I also help to run a family-owned brewery. I volunteer with and sit on the boards for some local civic groups.
At Song Mondress werepresent single employer, multiemployer, and government benefit... more
At Song Mondress werepresent single employer, multiemployer, and government benefit benefit plans. Those plansinclude retirement (pension, defined contribution, and 401(k)), health, cafeteria (including DCAP and FSA), education, life and disability, and executive compensation programs. Ourclients' plansrange in size from several million in assets to more than $60 billion. Our clients ran... view profile
Mike counsels clients on ERISA and tax matters and leadsthe litigation practice area... more
Mike counsels clients on ERISA and tax matters and leadsthe litigation practice area at Song Mondress, including acting as counsel in complex class action ERISA cases. His role in the firm's counseling practice includes trust and fiduciary prudence and loyalty analysis regarding private and governmental plans, plan design to comply with ERISA and tax qualification requirements, benefit appeals,... view profile
Current or former board member of the Spokane Food Bank, the Greater Spokane... more
Current or former board member of the Spokane Food Bank, the Greater Spokane Coalition Against Poverty, the Fair Budget Action Campaign, the City of Spokanes Human Services Advisory Board, the Legal Aid Committee of the Washington State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington, the Northwest Autism Center, Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest, th... view profile
In addition to wages, many employees receive benefits such as health and dental insurance, pension plans, long term disability insurance, 401K plans, and paid and unpaid leave. Employee benefits lawyers will help you understand and negotiate benefits, whether as an employer or as an employee. Employee benefit attorneys can also help negotiate disputes between you and your employer if you have been denied a benefit you believe you are entitled to, or if you've been terminated unfairly.