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Robert W. Kaufman, Managing Senior Advisor, Clark Consulting to Speak at KC’s Event on “IRC Section 409A: Deadline Looming - Are You Prepared?” on 10/24/08


New York, NY, October 08, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Robert W. Kaufman, the Managing Senior Advisor from Clark Consulting will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “IRC Section 409A: Deadline Looming - Are You Prepared?”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for October 24, 2008, Friday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: (http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_409A.html)

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final 409A regulations regarding non-qualified deferred compensation plans (NQDC). IRS Notice 2007-86 extended the “good faith compliance” standard through December 31, 2008. The final regulations are effective January 1, 2009. Plan documents and the election of the time and form of payment of the NQDC must be completed by the end of this year.

The Knowledge Congress is bringing together a panel of experts who will share their expert opinions in a two-hour webinar. Discussions will include the best approaches in complying with the said Rules. A live interaction with the audience in a question and answer format is also included.

About Robert W. Kaufman

Rob is Managing Senior Advisor in Clark Consulting’s Technical Resource Group. He has significant experience regarding the legal and tax matters that impact the implementation and ongoing administration of nonqualified deferred compensation plans (NQDC) and employer-owned life insurance (BOLI/COLI). Rob has assisted in the design and documentation of numerous NQDC plans. He also provides technical consulting assistance to Clark Consulting’s clients, consultants and associates, with an emphasis on legislative developments that impact the executive benefits arena.

Rob received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Duke University School of Law, and received his A.B., cum laude, from Duke University. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association.

About the Clark Consulting

Clark Consulting is an authoritative source of risk management and strategic financing solutions for inefficiently funded and unfunded liabilities that result from executive and employee benefit programs. Since 1967, Clark experts have designed thousands of benefit plans and administered billions in assets for leading American corporations and banks in their pursuit of financial goals.
Pragmatic and customized products and services offer multiple client solutions across a single platform that include placement of corporate and bank-owned life insurance (COLI/BOLI), nonqualified deferred compensation plans, investment research and advisory services, and asset administrative services.

Clark Consulting is a wholly owned subsidiary of AEGON USA, one of the world's largest life insurance and pension groups, and provider of investment products.

For more information about Clark Consulting and Clark Consulting, please visit: http://www.clarkconsulting.com or www.409A.net

About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webinars that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webinars to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.

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