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Erek M. Sharp, Stockholder, Reid and Riege, P.C. to Speak at KG’s Pension Plan Event

New York, NY, June 12, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Erek M. Sharp, Stockholder, Reid and Riege, P.C. will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Pension Plan Investments: Practical Guidance for Auditing, Reporting and Disclosure Requirements in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 23, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Erek M. Sharp

Erek is a stockholder and member of Reid and Riege’s Employee Benefits & Pension Practice Area. Erek frequently analyzes, drafts and amends both qualified and nonqualified plan documents, and has substantial experience counseling a diverse roster of clients in connection with plan implementation, compliance and termination-related matters arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other applicable laws. He routinely counsels clients concerning their fiduciary obligations and “best practices,” and often provides advice in connection with prohibited transaction issues and the application of related class or statutory exemptions. He has substantial experience advising plan sponsors, named fiduciaries, trustees and investment advisers in connection with the investment of benefit plan assets in both traditional and alternative investment vehicles (both domestic and offshore), including plan asset funds, VCOCs and REOCs, and frequently reviews and negotiates the terms of related advisory/service agreements and fund documents. He also counsels clients in connection with benefits and compensation issues arising in merger and acquisition transactions, including transactions involving leveraged and non-leveraged ESOPs. In addition, he has advised boards of directors and compensation committees in connection with the design and implementation of equity and “phantom” equity compensation arrangements, change in control agreements and severance/separation pay programs and agreements, as well as their reporting and disclosure obligations with respect thereto.

About Reid and Riege, P.C.

Founded in 1950, Reid and Riege, P.C. is a full service law firm providing legal counsel and representation to many of the region’s leading business and nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, corporations and individuals. The firm’s focus includes the following practice areas: commercial finance; corporations, limited liability companies and other business organizations; business succession planning; executive agreements and compensation; mergers and acquisitions; pension and other employee benefits; employment and personnel; environmental; health care; estate planning and estate settlement; executive and physician planning; fiduciary and probate litigation; fiduciary services; general litigation; insolvency and bankruptcy; multiemployer benefit plans; nonprofit organizations; real estate; and tax. Reid and Riege has principal offices in both Hartford and New Haven. For additional information, please visit

Event Synopsis:

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the most significant and latest issues in pension plan investment. The panel will provide practical Guidance in Auditing, Reporting, and Disclosing of Pension Plan Investments in 2015 and discuss some of the investment strategies, filing requirements, and fiduciary requirements.

Key topics include:

· Pension Plan Investment in 2015
· Investment Strategies: LDI
· Fair Value and Investment Plan Terms
· Filing IRS Form 5500
· Audited GAAP Financial Statements
· FASB ASC 820 Requirements
· Fiduciary Considerations
· Pension De-risking
· Regulatory Compliance and Risk

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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