Michael D. Rosenbaum

Partner Chicago
michael.rosenbaum dbr.com
Phone: (312) 569-1308
Fax: (312) 569-3308

About

Michael D. Rosenbaum assists clients with a full range of employee benefit and executive/physician compensation matters, including providing advice on tax-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation plans, health and welfare plans and related compliance and operational issues. He also advises clients on the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees and counsels clients on the employee benefit arrangements for executives and physicians of tax-exempt organizations.

Michael also works with retirement plan sponsors and their internal investment/administrative committees to understand and implement “best practices” with respect to fiduciary/governance oversight.

A registered CPA in Illinois, Michael has addressed national conferences of such organizations as the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration, Profit-Sharing Council of America, Enrolled Actuaries, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Bar Association, American Medical Association, Chicago Bar Association, Michigan and Illinois CPA Societies and the Employers Summit on Healthcare.

For many years, he was a monthly co-author of the Employee Benefit Plan Review Journal’s "Regulatory Update" column and has also written numerous articles, including articles published in the Journal of Accountancy, Employment Relations Today, Medical Practice Management Journal, CCH Tax Transactions book on the health care industry, Callaghan’s legal checklist and an Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education manual.

Experience

Michael represents clients in a full range of employee benefit and executive/physician compensation matters, including:

  • Designing and implementing tax-qualified retirement plans.
  • Working with retirement plan sponsors and their internal/administrative committees to understand and implement “best practices” with respect to fiduciary/governance oversight.
  • Designing, implementing and funding executive compensation plans.
  • Addressing health and welfare plan design, compliance and operational issues.
  • Advising clients regarding the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees.
  • Advising clients regarding the employee benefit arrangements for executives and physicians of tax-exempt organizations.

Recognitions

Chambers USA, Illinois, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation (2005, 2008–2009, 2012–2016)

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)

Michael Rosenbaum is a widely respected lawyer with experience in all areas of employee benefit, notably on plan design. One very happy client reported that ‘in my opinion he's the best benefits lawyer in the country.’

Chambers USA

Named one of the “Leaders in Their Field” for Employee Benefits

Chambers USA

Credentials

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1987, cum laude
  • Michigan State University, B.A., 1984

Organizations

  • HR/Hospital Advisory Board (co-sponsored by Deloitte), Steering Committee for Development and Sponsorship, Co-founder