FDU's Rothman Institute hosts seminar on qualified benefit plans for family-owned firms

MADISON, N.J. (April 26, 2011)— Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship will host “Understanding Qualified Plans for Family-owned Businesses,” in the ongoing O.Berk Company Family Business Forum. The event will take place on May 12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Rutherford Room at the College at Florham.

Any family-owned business that currently sponsors a 401K, a profit-sharing plan, a defined benefit plan, or other qualified plan needs to learn the new federal and state requirements for 2011–2012. This workshop will provide the necessary information and explain how plan sponsor may be personally liable for these plans and how business owners can protect themselves from liability.

Business owners should take this opportunity to learn how to manage these complex plans and find out more about the tools available to help keep them Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) compliant.

Part of the Silberman College of Business since 1989, the mission of the Rothman Institute for Entrepreneurship is to teach and support entrepreneurship and innovation in the academic, business and nonprofit communities. An outstanding entrepreneurship curriculum taught by an excellent faculty has helped make the academic program among the top 20 in the nation.

Established in 1992, the O.Berk Company Family Business Forum is a membership-based program of approximately 20-25 family companies that meet on a regular basis. Any family-owned business is eligible to join.

For more information or to register, call the Kim Dennison at (973) 443-8880. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, and N.J.

For Immediate Release

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