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Theodore Mitchell - Principal

Ted counsels employers on the complicated web of laws that apply to employee benefits and executive compensation arrangements.  He has extensive experience with the different laws that apply to private and public companies and non-profit and governmental entities.

Ted helps his clients develop and maintain benefit plans of all types, including 401(k) plans, defined benefit pension plans, profit sharing plans, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), and health and welfare plans.  Ted also prepares various forms of deferred compensation arrangements and equity plans.  He advises on Internal Revenue Code and ERISA compliance, and he advises his clients on their fiduciary duties as plan sponsors and plan trustees.

Before joining Haynes Benefits, Ted’s experience included positions in an employee benefits group of AmJur top 50 and AmJur top 150 national law firms.

Before he attended law school, Ted worked as an employee benefit outsourcing Senior Consultant at one of the “Big Four” accounting firms in Chicago, where he specialized in improving efficiencies in plan administration.  Ted graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  He received his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.

Ted joined Haynes Benefits PC in 2013.