His experience includes performing nondiscrimination testing with particular emphasis on complex controlled groups and unique testing conditions (e.g., subsequent to M&A activity), representing plan sponsors in Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and Department of Labor (“DOL”) examinations, assisting to correct operational failures under the IRS and DOL correction programs and assisting employers throughout the process of adopting or making significant changes to retirement programs.
Additionally, Mr. Blanchard assists clients with their non-qualified deferred compensation plans and other compensation programs to ensure compliance with all applicable statutes and guidance.
Mr. Blanchard is also an adjunct professor of Qualified Pension & Profit Sharing Plans in the University of Denver’s Graduate Tax Program and frequently speaks on qualified retirement plan compliance and administration.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Blanchard was a Managing Director with Compensation & Benefit Solutions, a leading provider of compensation and benefit services based out of Denver.
Mr. Blanchard earned his law degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Denver. While attending the University of Denver, he represented low-income taxpayers before the IRS as a part of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. He rearned his bachelor's degree in General Business from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.