Doug Dahl provides technical knowledge and advice to companies on a wide range of federal tax and ERISA matters regarding employee benefits, including qualified retirement plans, executive compensation arrangements and health and welfare plans. Doug regularly assists companies with employee benefit issues that arise during and following various corporate transactions and events, such as mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and bankruptcies.
Drawing on his experience as an attorney with the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel and his involvement with employee benefits at a National level in Washington, D.C., Doug represents companies in various interactions with the IRS, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Doug’s practice involves:
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Representation of Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) in its acquisition of Togast, a company that specializes in the design, sourcing and sale of licensed footwear, for $34 million, plus an earnout of up to $34 million
Represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) in four strategic acquisitions and in its underwritten public offering of 2.3 million shares of common stock in 2019.
Representation of MyHealthDirect, a digital care coordination platform, in its sale to Experian Health
We represented Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) in its investment in Denver-based Punch Bowl Social, an award-wining experiential food and beverage concept.
Represented Pace Payment Systems, Inc. in its sale to i3 Verticals, Inc. for $52.7 million
Defended clients against roughly $26 million in ACA employer mandate penalties
Represented a civil engineering company in establishing an ESOP, successfully acquiring 49% of the company in a leveraged transaction in the amount of $6.6 million
Represented a recycling corporation in the establishment of an ESOP used to acquire 100% of the company in a leveraged transaction in the amount of $51.5 million
Representation of Pipeline Plastics, LLC in its sale to SCF Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in oil and gas equipment and services. Pipeline Plastics is a leading manufacturer of high-performance polyethylene pipe for drinking water, irrigation, mining, gas distribution, industrial, sewer, and oil and gas applications
Represented Genesco in its sale of Lids its hat-focused division
The Tax Lawyer — Senior Staff Mentor
American Journal of Trial Advocacy — Executive Editor