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Bernard T. King

Employee benefits Attorney at Syracuse, NY

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Bernard T. King represents private and public employee benefit plans and labor unions. Nationally recognized for his body of work, Bernie is consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal and New York Super Lawyers.

Bernie serves as counsel to a diverse base of employee benefit plans including large and small multiemployer plans, public plans and the benefit plans of professional athletes. In addition, Bernie represents labor unions in both the private and public sectors and engages in a wide variety of proceedings, including contract negotiations, labor board cases, arbitration and litigation.

Bernie has shaped the legal landscape of employee benefits and labor law. He is a Founding Fellow and Governor of the College of Employee Benefit Lawyers, a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has served as the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. Bernie has been awarded The American Arbitration Association’s prestigious Whitney N. Seymour Award. For many years he served as a professor of law in Cornell University’s Extension Division, Labor Studies Program.

In his spare time, Bernie enjoys spending time with his family and four grandchildren. He is an avid runner and skier.

Licensed for 63 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1959
Updated 11/28/2022

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Blitman & King LLP
443 North Franklin Street
Suite 300
Syracuse, NY, 13204-5426


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  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1959
  • LeMoyne College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1956


  • Employee Benefits Committee
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Joint Committee on Employee Benefits
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Section of Labor Relations Law
  • Council Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Liaison Committee on Developing Labor Law
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Judicature Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Committee on the Drug Crisis
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Labor and Employment Section
  • Chairman
  • 1987 - 1988
  • Publications Committee
  • Co-Chairman
  • 1982 - 1987
  • Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Committee on Development of the Law Under The NLRA
  • Co-Chairman
  • 1977 - 1979
  • PLI Program presenting Construction Industry Labor Relations
  • Co-Chairman
  • 1977 - 1979
  • Law and Employment Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1963 - 1963
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Labor Law Developments 2000, 47th Annual Institute Southwestern Legal foundation
  • ERISA Update – Year 2000 Status Report
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Labor Studies Program
  • N/A

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Syracuse Employee benefits Lawyer Bernard T. King
Bernard T. King
Employee benefits Attorney
Syracuse, NY
Licensed for 63 years