ARI J. SONNEBERG, Esq.

ARI J. SONNEBERG

Contact: ASonneberg@wagnerlawgroup.com

Professional Experience

The Wagner Law Group, A Professional Corporation, Boston, MA. February 2001 – Present

Employee Benefits, ERISA, Taxation, and Executive Compensation – Advising clients regarding all aspects of qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans. Representing clients with respect to a wide array of employee benefit related matters.

Day, Berry & Howard, Boston, MA. October 2000 – January 2001

Attorney

Rosenfeld & Maidenbaum, Cedarhurst, NY. April 1995 – September 2000

Legal Assistant

Honorable Charles E. Ramos, Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Part, New York, NY. Summer 1998.

Law Clerk, Brooklyn Law School Judicial Clinic

EDUCATION

Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY. Juris Doctor, June 2000

CUNY Queens College, Flushing, NY. Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, February 1997

Honors: Dean's List (all semesters), Honors in Political Science, Golden Key National Honor Society, Business and Liberal Arts Honors Program – Student Representative.

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Bar Association Membership

Massachusetts Bar Association – Appointed to Taxation Law Section Council (2001 - Present) and Chair of the ERISA Section Practice Group, Massachusetts Bar Association (2001 - 2005)

American Bar Association

SCHOLARLY WORK

Articles Published

"The Impact of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 on 401(k) Plans," Massachusetts Bar Association Section Review, Volume 4, Number 3, Summer 2002

Seminars

"Termination of Tax-Qualified Defined Contribution Retirement Benefit Plans," (PDF) UBS Financial Services Seminar, August 5, 2011 (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)

"Advising Your Clients Regarding Small Business Retirement Plans," October 2002, Massachusetts Bar Association (Boston, MA) – Program chair and speaker

"ERISA: Pension Plan Development and Administration in Massachusetts," November 2002 – Speaker

"Retirement Planning for You and Your Clients," June 2004, Massachusetts Bar Association (Boston, MA) – Speaker

"Drafting Legal Documents," September 2004, Stonehill College (Easton, MA) – Health Care Administration Law course – Guest speaker

"Significant Changes to the Tax Rules Governing Deferred Compensation Arrangements under the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004: What You Need to Know Before December 31, 2004 to Comply With These Important Changes," December 2004, Massachusetts Bar Association – Program Chair and speaker

 

HONORS & AWARDS

 

LANGUAGES

Hebrew