Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Tom St. Ville is a principal and resident in the firm's Baltimore office.
His practice is concentrated in employee benefits law and executive
compensation under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. He counsels
public and private companies, as well as non-profit employers, on all
facets of employee benefit and executive compensation programs,
including tax-qualified pension and savings plans, executive deferred
compensation, welfare plans, including HIPAA and COBRA compliance, and
fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues arising in connection with
management and investment of plan assets. Tom also advises businesses
and their owners regarding the design and use of equity compensation
programs, such as stock options and other stock-based programs. He has
principal responsibility for advising clients concerning the use of
employee stock ownership plans, and has experience in the use of ESOPs
in a wide variety of transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, merger
and acquisition transactions and as a take-over defense. These
transactions have ranged in size from under $2 million to over $30
million. He has also served as counsel to numerous banks and other
lenders and trustees in ESOP transactions.