An important aspect of mergers and acquisitions involves addressing employee benefits integration issues. Trest regularly conducts due diligence on the employee benefits arrangements maintained by buyers and sellers to ensure the absence of hidden liabilities and operational failures that jeopardize regulatory compliance and tax status. We also advise employers on how to integrate employee benefits arrangements in a seamless manner. Maintaining employee morale during transactions can prove to be a difficult task – that’s why we work carefully to ensure that benefits are not interrupted during transactions and that employees don’t have the perception that their benefits have been adversely affected. We make recommendations on pre-closing and post-closing benefits integration and dispositions, write the applicable portion of the purchase agreement and work with other service providers to address the disposition of benefits.