ISCPA Breakfast Series: "Employee Benefits/ERISA Basics (and Vital Issues of Awareness) for CPAs"

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  • Date/Time
    • Jul 17, 2019
    • Sign In: 7:30am (MT)
    • Program: 8:00am - 9:00am (MT)
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  • Location
    • ISCPA Enrichment Center
      1649 W Shoreline Drive #202
      Boise, ID 83702
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  • Credits
    • 1.00
  • Credit Type(s)
    • Specialized Knowledge and Applications (1.00)
  • Vendor
    • *** ISCPA ***
  • Level
    • Update
  • Fields of Study
    • Breakfast Series
    • Specialized Knowledge
  • Message
    • In Person Option


The presentation will provide CPAs with important ERISA/Employee Benefit basics to assist them in servicing their clients, and will also touch on recent developments and potential pitfalls.

John will outline the legalities governing the establishment and maintenance of employee benefit plans (such as 401(k) plans). He will discuss issues for particular awareness in order to assist CPAs and their clients in avoiding potentially significant liabilities. John will discuss common missteps, and in doing so, will provide real life examples of plans gone wrong (and how those issues were favorably resolved, or not).

Designed For

  • All ISCPA members
  • Objectives

    Start your mornings by joining fellow CPAs from around Idaho as well as industry experts to talk about best-practices, solutions and inspirational triumphs. These meetings will start your day off right with discussions on relevant topics and emerging issues impacting businesses in Idaho.

    The concept of these breakfast meetings is to engage all our members in business & industry, public accounting, education and law across the state once a month.

    The series will be offered both in person and virtually so that all ISCPA members can connect. We encourage those in the Treasure Valley to join us in person, however, you are welcome to choose the option that works best for you.

    Those joining us in person should arrive at the ISCPA Education Center in Boise between 7:30 and 7:45 am (8:00 am presentation start).


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    Registration is closed. Please contact ISCPA at 208-344-6261 or email if you have any questions.


    John Hugh

    John Hughes

    John C. Hughes is a member of the firm’s employee benefits practice group. John’s practice is focused in the complex area of ERISA/employee benefits. John counsels clients nationwide on a wide variety of issues involving all kinds of employee benefit plans including 401(k), deferred compensation/409A, profit sharing, pension/defined benefit, 457, 403(b), ESOP, governmental, 125/cafeteria, and health and welfare plans.

    John provides advice to corporations, tax-exempt entities, governmental entities, private companies, plan committees, and individuals. He also represents plan industry professionals and organizations such as financial institutions, administrators, accountants, and investment consultants. John counsels clients on a broad spectrum of plan related issues including legal compliance, mergers and acquisitions, fiduciary responsibility, plan administration, plan corrections, plan design, litigation, and tax qualification.

    John was the Coeditor-In-Chief of a well-established nationally circulated monthly newsletter entitled 401(k) Advisor. He is a former President and Board Member of the Boise Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council. John frequently writes and speaks on ERISA/benefits-related topics.

    John is originally from Port Washington, New York. Earlier in his career, prior to his significant experience as an ERISA/benefits attorney, John was the Managing Editor of the California Western Law Review, an intern to the Hon. Kevin Thomas Duffy (S.D.N.Y), an Assistant Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of the Navy in Washington D.C., a litigator at two prominent San Diego law firms, a Pro Tem Judge for the San Diego Superior Court, and a member of the Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court.

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