Edward J. Pasternak

Mr. Pasternak specializes in several areas of multiemployer Fringe Benefit Fund work.  This includes negotiation of health care contracts, review of investment management agreements, review and processing of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders regarding divorced participants whose retirement benefits are at stake, as well as collection work and claims/appeals litigation for the funds. In addition, Mr. Pasternak has extensive experience with distressed defined benefit pension plans. He routinely works closely with plan actuaries to create and update funding improvement and rehabilitation plans, as well as evaluate permissible benefit adjustments to plans within the parameters of the Pension Protection Act (PPA) and the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA).

Education: Mr. Pasternak earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College in 1995 and his Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1998.

Professional Affiliations: In addition to the State and Federal Courts of Michigan, Mr. Pasternak is licensed to practice law at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Pasternak is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).