Gionnette joins Varnum employee benefits team


Lena X. Gionnette has joined Varnum’s Employee Benefits Practice Team. She is based in the firm’s Novi office.

Gionnette works with employers, executives and third-party administrators on a wide range of issues relating to tax-qualified pension plans, 401(k) and profit sharing plans, non-qualified plans and health and welfare benefit plans. She advises clients regarding compliance with federal laws governing employee benefit plans, including the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA and COBRA. She also counsels clients on benefits issues in connection with corporate transactions.

Gionnette attended the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and served as articles editor for the University of Cincinnati Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan. A native of Southeast Michigan, Gionn­ette joins the firm from Thompson Hine in Cincinnati where she has served as an associate for several years.

Varnum is a leading Michigan law firm providing a broad range of legal services to meet the complex needs of its clients. With more than 170 attorneys in eight offices, Varnum serves as counsel to growing businesses and institutions throughout Michigan and the Midwest. Varnum’s web site address is www.varnum


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