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Clark Hill Continues to Grow Phoenix Office with the Addition of Arizona Employee Benefits Attorney Kristi R. Gauthier

September 3, 2014

Phoenix, AZ – Kristi R. Gauthier has relocated her Employee Benefits practice to our Phoenix office, Clark Hill Phoenix Managing Member Darrell Davis announced today. 

“We are pleased to have Kristi join our Arizona team,” said Darrell Davis, “She is a talented lawyer and she adds depth to our employee benefits team. She also brings extensive knowledge of the Affordable Care Act.” 

Gauthier is a trusted advisor and counselor to employers of all sizes in both the private and public sector on a wide variety of employee benefits compliance areas.

  • Internal Revenue Code
  • Healthcare Reform / Affordable Care Act
  • DOL Audits
  • IRS Employee Plans Correction Resolution System ("EPCRS") Filings
  • Health and Welfare plan design
  • ERISA plan document preparation
  • Section 125 /Cafeteria Plans
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • 403(b) Plans

Gauthier is a frequent speaker on various employee benefits issues, including ERISA compliance, COBRA, Section 125 Cafeteria Plans, 403(b) Retirement Plans, IRS plan correction programs, and consumer driven welfare benefit plan design. In recent years, Kristi has presented extensively on the topic of health care reform compliance and spends a significant amount of her time counseling employers with respect to the impact of health care reform on their businesses. 

Gauthier has been with Clark Hill PLC for 8 years and in 2014 relocated her practice from Michigan to Arizona to better serve the firm's growing client base in Phoenix and Scottsdale. 

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Clark Hill PLC is an entrepreneurial, full service law firm that provides business legal services, government & public affairs, and personal legal services to our clients throughout the country. With offices in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia, Clark Hill has more than 300 attorneys and professionals. For more information on our firm and our services, visit

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