Lawrence F. Schiller, Of Counsel


Mr. Lawrence Schiller is Of Counsel to the firm and specializes in qualified retirement plans and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, including all aspects of ERISA, retirement plan tax issues and employee benefits.

Mr. Schiller began his practice with tax-qualified retirement plans shortly after the passage of ERISA. As legal counsel to large and small for-profit and non-profit entities, Mr. Schiller provides legal advice and services relating to all aspects of design, implementation, compliance and correction of qualified plans and non-qualified retirement arrangements, including, among others, 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans, target benefit plans, executive compensation arrangements and employee benefits, including matters relating to tax consequences and fiduciary obligations. He also has represented third-party administrators with regard to compliance and administrative issues relating to plans they administer.

Mr. Schiller has given presentations on tax-qualified retirement plans for a number of professional organizations, including the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, the Oakland County Bar Association, the American Society of Employers, the Detroit Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists, the Michigan Chapter of the International Association of Financial Planners, the Independent Accountants Association of Michigan and the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Tax Practitioners.

Mr. Schiller has an “AV” Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability.

Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits


  • Oberlin College, B.A. The Citadel, M.A.T.
  • Ohio State University, J.D., cum laude

Admitted to Practice

  • Ohio 1976
  • Michigan 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio 1976
  • Missouri 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 1988