Law Firm Beefs Up NY Office with Benefits Counsel

March 16, 2009 ( - Law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced the expansion of its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation department with the addition of nine attorneys and staff from the firm of Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. to the Seyfarth Shaw New York office.

A Seyfarth news release said it hired Howard Pianko, Richard G. Schwartz and Randell Montellaro, former Epstein partners.

Also hired were six additional employee benefits practitioners, including of counsel Richard I. Loebl; associates Melissa K. Kass, Abigail R. Levy, Kelly Pointer, and Evanthia M. Voreadis; and benefits specialist Linda Rentz.

“Howard, Richard and Randy have built one of the best employee benefits teams in New York City, and we are delighted to welcome their group to the firm,” said J. Stephen Poor, Chair and Managing Partner of Seyfarth Shaw, in the news release. “Their addition reinforces our ability to deliver quality compliance-based employee benefits and executive compensation services on the East Coast and internationally.”