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Thomas L. Shaevsky, JD

Thomas L. Shaevsky is a shareholder based in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1992, magna cum laude, The Order of the Coif; Michigan Law Review:  Contributing Editor), and the University of Michigan (B.A., with high distinction, Angell Scholar, 1989). Immediately following law school graduation, Mr. Shaevsky served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Feikens of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Mr. Shaevsky practices in the area of employee benefits and he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Employee Benefits Law). He advises large multinational corporations, physicians and other professional practices, hospitals and other nonprofit employers, as well as individuals, on compliance and planning issues pertaining to a wide range of retirement, pension, and welfare plan issues. His experience includes counseling on fiduciary duty compliance, prohibited transaction avoidance and correction, reporting and disclosure issues, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, QDROs, as well as COBRA, HIPAA, and other benefits issues. Mr. Shaevsky represents clients undergoing IRS and U.S. Department of Labor audits.

Mr. Shaevsky is the Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is the immediate past Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Employee Benefits Conference (2008-2009). He served as an appointed member of the West Bloomfield Township Wetland Review Board (2007-2009). Mr. Shaevsky is also a member of the American Bar Association (taxation section).

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Mr. Shaevsky was engaged as in-house counsel to Comerica Bank’s Institutional Trust Department, counseling and advising business owners and managers with regard to retirement plan issues and general compliance issues.  He has assisted with the formulation of a multitude of business decisions and policies.

Mr. Shaevsky has counseled charter schools on a variety of educational and governmental compliance issues.  He also has experience counseling public entities on Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, and conflict of interest issues.