About

Proactive, Experienced ERISA and Employment Attorneys Protecting Your Business

HBL offers employers comprehensive legal guidance on benefits in mergers and acquisitions, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), executive compensation, health and welfare benefits, healthcare reform, and retirement plans. We counsel a wide spectrum of clients including small, mid-sized, and large companies, 401(k) investment advisors, health insurance brokers, accountants, attorneys, and HR consultants, just to name a few. HBL is passionate about advising clients, and we are dedicated to our mission: to provide comprehensive, personalized, and practical ERISA and benefits legal solutions that exceed client expectations.

Meet Our Team

Anne Tyler Hall – Founding Attorney and Principal

Robert Forman – Lead ERISA Counsel

Keely Collins – Lead Employment Counsel

Lawrence J. Eisenberg – Of Counsel

Katharine Finley – Senior Compliance Counsel

Scott Santerre – Senior Compliance Counsel

Prior to joining Hall Benefits Law, Scott Santerre worked as an ERISA attorney as in-house counsel with some well-known insurance companies in their ERISA legal department, including New York Life and Standard Insurance Company. During his 11-plus years in the ERISA retirement space, he has assisted his companies’ clients maintain compliance with IRS and DOL regulations, draft and maintain retirement plan documents and amendments, and was the lead attorney for reviewing and advising on Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and preparing submissions to the DOL for correcting late remittance of deferrals and loan repayments.

During his free time Scott enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and their two dogs, walking around the neighborhood and exploring new sites and parks. He enjoys playing sports (baseball and basketball) and generally keeping active.

Member of ASPPA (American Society for Pension Professionals and Actuaries)

EDUCATION, TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

  • B.A. in Psychology (2004), Boston University – Boston, MA
  • Juris Doctor (2007), Suffolk University Law School – Boston, MA
  • Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA)

Eric Schillinger – Senior Compliance Counsel

Kenneth Beaver – Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Hall Benefits Law, Ken Beaver built the financial, personnel, and support operations for AmLaw 100 law firms and Fortune 100 companies. His capabilities include human resources, finance and accounting, information technology, process improvement, and growth management.

Ken achieved his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. He is part of the Association of Legal Administrators (National & Capital Chapters), Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) and International Facility Managers Association (IFMA). He has also received the following certifications: Quality Workshop Educator (Philip Crosby), Advanced Frontline Leadership Educator (Zenger Miller), Advanced Frontline Leadership Training (Zenger Miller).

Outside of the office, he is watching baseball and spending time with his family.

 

Michael J. Hannan, III – Of Counsel

Mr. Hannan obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia, where he published in and was an editor of the Georgia Law Review. He then began his practice in Atlanta in 1990. He has tried to verdict numerous professional liability, ERISA and insurance cases, and has litigated numerous class actions and commercial, nursing home, products liability and employment cases throughout the State of Georgia, in both state and federal courts, resulting in published appellate decisions in these areas. Mr. Hannan’s practice focuses on professional liability defense, insurance law, and employee benefits/ERISA (areas in which he has published and lectured), as well as products liability defense, class action defense and commercial litigation.

David Hall – Chief Marketing Officer

 

Andrew Tull – Business Development Coordinator

Prior to joining Hall Benefits Law, Andrew Tull worked to provide public relations and marketing support within the electronics, third-party logistics and transportation industries. His enthusiasm for building relationships according to the direct business needs of executives have led him to establish a welcoming and available presence to corporate plan sponsors.

Andrew has volunteered and worked with nonprofits for several years and enjoys providing frequent event support and student mentorship on their behalf. Outside of the office, Andrew enjoys spending time with his fiancée and staying active. Hiking and traveling to new places are two of his favorite activities.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Kennesaw State University (Public Relations), Graduated 2017

Catherine Long – Legal Administrative Assistant

Debbie Kerr – Administrative Support

Debbie Kerr serves as the administrative assistant for Hall Benefits Law. In this role, she supports the firm’s operational and administrative needs including:

  • PowerPoint presentation creation
  • Document management
  • Copy writing, proofing, and editing
  • Management of newsletters, blogs, and social media
  • Assistance with design and management of marketing materials

Debbie moved to South Africa with her parents when she was a teenager. For 29 years she called Johannesburg home, and she started her professional career there, becoming proficient in typesetting, proofreading, and graphic design for local printing companies.

Dusty Townson – Administrative Support

Sherry Markopoulos – ERISA Paralegal

Sherry joined Hall Benefits Law in 2017 after more than 30 years’ experience in taxes, employee benefits, tax organizations, and accounting. She has worked with attorneys for over twenty years in the area of employee benefits and ERISA, and prior to that she worked for the IRS for ten years. Sherry is adept at gathering information and documentation for attorneys, and she has the experience and ability to prepare EPCRS submissions, to draft determination letters and ruling requests, and to draft plan documents ranging from cafeteria plans and SPDs to wrap plans and participant forms. Her depth of experience is a perfect fit with Hall Benefits Law’s core values, and Sherry is a valued member of our “A” Team.