Anne Tyler Hall – Managing Partner

Anne Tyler Hall
Managing Partner
(470) 344-6773
270 Carpenter Drive, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30328

Prior to forming HBL, Anne Tyler Hall practiced ERISA and Benefits law with Alston & Bird, LLP and King & Spalding, LLP, two of Atlanta’s largest law firms. As a business owner representing businesses, Anne Tyler understands first-hand the importance of strategically-designed, legally-compliant benefit plans aimed at attracting, motivating, and retaining top employees. She also understands the importance of responsive and timely legal compliance guidance to businesses who are in six, seven, and eight-figure Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, or Department of Health and Human Services penalty situations.

Since January of 2018 the team of ERISA Attorneys at Hall Benefits Law has avoided and abated more than USD $70 million in penalties for plan sponsor clients, and for the past three years Hall Benefits Law has been named the fastest-growing boutique ERISA firm in the United States by the Law Firm 500. HBL’s team serves clients in approximately 30 states, and Firm leadership plans for continued expansion in order to help as many plan sponsors as possible become proactive in their approach to employee benefits legal compliance. The Firm’s Employment Law practice helps public and private employers manage personnel-related issues such as discrimination, harassment, and unpaid overtime claims. Responsive, relationship-driven counsel is the calling card of the Firm.

Ms. Hall is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, and she earned her Master of Laws in Taxation from the prestigious Georgetown University Law Center. She enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their two young daughters.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Laws in Taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center
  • Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law
  • Master of Science in International Development from the University of Bath
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics, magna cum laude, from Birmingham-Southern College

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Led negotiation of a reduction of more than 95 percent of the original 401(k) retirement plan penalty assessment by the Department of Labor for a multinational software company.
  • Drafted and implemented comprehensive deferred compensation program for global architecture firm based in Atlanta.
  • Negotiated a six-figure penalty waiver for a shipbuilding company assessed an Employer ‘Pay or Play’ Code Section 4980H penalty.
  • Negotiated settlement with IRS to address six-figure health plan design legal compliance issue on behalf of national eyewear company.
  • Reviewed purchase agreement in stock transaction and advised parent company of its ERISA obligations with respect to providing long-term disability benefits to a legal employee of a recently-acquired subsidiary for multinational irrigation company.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

WRITING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • A Critical Legal Compliance Update on Retirement Plans
    • HBL Webinar, May 2022
  • Northwestern ERISA Case Highlights Compliance Lessons
    • Article – Law360 (co-authored by Philip Koehler), January 2022
  • Mental Health Parity Act: A Compliance Wake-Up Call
    • Article – Law360 (co-authored with Tim Kennedy), October 2021
  • Avoiding Legal Compliance Surprises in Your Health and Welfare Benefit Plans
    • HBL Webinar, October 2021
  • Audits, Investigations, and the Latest from the Department of Labor, EBSA
    • SBEN Annual Education Conference, September 2021
  • Legislating Retirement Plan Compliance: A Hard Look at Recent Fundamental Changes to Rules and Regulations
    • Southeastern Accounting Show, August 2021
  • Navigating COVID-19 Employment and ERISA Legal Compliance
    • HBL Webinar, June 2021
  • Demystifying DOL ERISA Audits
    • HBL Webinar, May 2021
  • AACA Virtual Meeting: Employment Law and ERISA Legal Update
    • Guest Speaker, April 2021
  • Sudden Impact? How the Biden Presidency Changes Employee Benefit Plans and HR Legal Compliance
    • HBL Webinar, January 2021
  • Insecure in Your Knowledge of CARES? Care About Secure?
    • Southeastern Accounting Show, August 2020
  • Your Benefits and HR Questions Answered
    • HBL and Gallagher Webinar, July 2020
  • How to Survive a DOL Audit
    • SHRM Foothills of GA, June 2020
  • Secure and CARES Act – Perspective of an ERISA Attorney
    • Alabama Society of CPA’s, May 2020