Basilico, Lori A.

Lori A. Basilico

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Lori Basilico focuses her practice on advising employers in connection with employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

Lori advises clients on all aspects of plan design, compliance and documentation for qualified retirement plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, health and welfare plans, non-qualified executive compensation programs and equity compensation plans. She counsels clients regarding day-to-day administration and compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, ACA, COBRA, HIPAA and other federal and state laws impacting employee benefit plans.

Lori Basilico focuses her practice on advising employers in connection with employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

Lori advises clients on all aspects of plan design, compliance and documentation for qualified retirement plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, health and welfare plans, non-qualified executive compensation programs and equity compensation plans. She counsels clients regarding day-to-day administration and compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, ACA, COBRA, HIPAA and other federal and state laws impacting employee benefit plans.

Lori has substantial experience working with buyers and sellers addressing compensation and benefits issues associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, including retirement plan mergers and change of control payments.

She also represents clients in handling and negotiating inquiries, audits, investigations and assessments, and voluntary compliance correction matters with the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Lori counsels clients with respect to executive compensation issues, including Internal Revenue Code Sections 409A and 280G.‎

Lori often advises clients on ERISA matters relating to the structuring and offering of investment vehicles, including private equity funds, hedge funds, infrastructure funds and real estate funds.

Lori’s experience includes the employee benefits and executive compensation work in connection with the representation of:

  • Catapult Energy Services Group, LLC, in connection with Covenant Testing Technologies, LLC’s equity-for-equity combination with Stuart Pressure Control, LLC, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy
  • Star America Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition by Tikehau Capital, an alternative asset management and investment group
  • iA Financial Group in the completed acquisition of IAS Parent Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiaries for a total enterprise value of $720 million, following a competitive auction process
  • Hastings Equity Partners and Specialty Welding and Turnaround Services, LLC (SWAT), in the sale of a majority ownership interest in SWAT to ORIX Capital Partners
  • Palladium Equity Partners, LLC, in the completed sale of the parent company of DolEx Dollar Express, Inc., to a group of investors, including management
  • Leonard Valve Company and its owners in the sale of the equity interests of Leonard Valve Company to Bessemer Investors
  • An affiliate of Nautic Partners, LLC, in its acquisition of Spartech LLC, in partnership with Spartech management, from private equity owner Arsenal Capital Partners
  • PTC Inc. in its acquisition of Onshape Inc. for approximately $470 million in cash, net of cash acquired
  • 1WorldSync Holdings, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) network, in its acquisition by Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm
  • Watson Holdings, LLC, in the sale of Watson Inc., a supplier of custom nutrient premixes and ingredients for the food industry, to Glanbia, Inc., a global food and ingredient supplier
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Education
  • J.D., University of Denver, College of Law, 1988
  • B.A., Smith College, 1985
  • LL.M., in Taxation, Boston University School of Law, 1992
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • Rhode Island, 1988
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, New England Employee Benefits Council
    • Member, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
    • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
    • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2020-2021)
Community Leadership
    • Secretary, Girls Scouts of Southeastern New England 
    • Member, The Smith Club of Rhode Island
    • Past Representative, The Moses Brown School Parents Association
    • Past Board Member, The American Lung Association of Rhode Island