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  1. Tax: 50%
    30 years
  2. Employee Benefits: 50%
    30 years

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  • Kristin M. Kaminski

    Scott is a highly skilled attorney and a pleasure to work with. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

The Burton Law Firm

555 University Ave.,
Suite 275
Sacramento, CA, 95825


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198605/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading Lawyer in Employee BenefitsLeading Lawyers Network2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Burton Law Firm2013 - Present
Senior AttorneyChang. Ruthenberg & Long P.C.2007 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Institute of Plan Administrators Sacramento ChapterBoard Member2013 - Present
Western Pension & Benefits CouncilExecutive Committee2011 - 2013
Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Law SectionChair2010 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
California Labor & Employment Law ReviewReforming Public Pension Reform2013
Journal of Pension Benefits“Due Diligence When Acquiring A Business With A Multiemployer Pension Plan – More Than An Actuary's Certification,”2012
Journal of Pension Benefits“An Unforeseeable Catch-22 — Stuck Between A 401(k) Rock And A 409A Hard Place”2008
The Corporate Lawyer, the Newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association's Corporate Law Departments Section“Recent Developments Clarify Treatment of Retirement Assets in Bankruptcy but Some Questions Remain,”2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyTaxLL.M. (Tax), with Honors1991
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Law Section Meeting"Play or Pay and Other Taxes Under Health Care Reform"2013
Sacramento County Bar Association Business Section“Employee Benefits in M&A Transactions-What You Need to Know”2013
WPBC Annual Legislative & Regulatory Update"New IRS Proposed Guidance On Governmental Plans, REAOC And More"2012
Sacramento County Bar Association, Tax Law Section"Don't Be An April Fool: Understand The New Fee Disclosure Rules For Qualified Plans"2012
2012 Western Benefits Conference“Plans of Governments, Churches, and Other Tax Exempt Organizations”2012
National Institute of Pension Administrators, Sacramento Chapter“The DOL’s Regulations Under ERISA 408(b)(2) Revisited”2011
Lorman Audio Conference"Understanding Roth Accounts In 401(k), 403(b) And 457(b) Plans"2011
CBA Executive Compensation Institute“Complying With Code Section 409A—The End of the Good Faith Era”2007
Lorman Education Services Seminar“Using IRA/401(k) Plans To Invest In Real Estate And Nontraditional Assets In Illinois,”2006