Employee benefits attorney Gladys C. Zolna joins the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins


CHICAGO (January 23, 2017) – Gladys C. Zolna has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in the law firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. Based in Chicago, Zolna comes to McDonald Hopkins from Freeborn & Peters LLP, where she was a partner.

Zolna has 14 years of extensive experience with qualified retirement plans, health and welfare benefits, and executive compensation. She advises small and mid-sized businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies in the design, implementation and administration of plans and individual arrangements, as well as drafting of plan documents and forms. Zolna’s considerable knowledge encompasses a wide range of issues, such as retirement plan qualification rules; IRS and Department of Labor plan correction procedures; ERISA rules; prohibited transactions; multi-employer plans; cafeteria plan rules; and the Affordable Care Act.

At McDonald Hopkins, Zolna will be working with a national employee benefits team that focuses on the design, implementation and operation of sophisticated benefit programs, retirement programs, and health and welfare plans. “We are delighted that Gladys Zolna has chosen to practice law at McDonald Hopkins,” said Richard N. Kessler, managing member of the firm’s Chicago office. “Her in-depth understanding of complex employee benefits issues is an excellent fit for our clients.”

Zolna earned a J.D. from University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a board member of Connections for Abused Women and Their Children. Zolna can be reached at 312.642.6733 or gzolna@mcdonaldhopkins.com.


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