Marc R. Garber, Of Counsel with Flaster Greenberg PC, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018. He was 62. Marc was a member of Flaster Greenberg’s Business & Corporate and Labor & Employment Departments. An accomplished business lawyer, he focused his practice on employee benefits law, executive compensation matters and ERISA litigation.
Marc joined Flaster Greenberg in 2002 after several years at two other large firms. He had more than 30 years of experience representing plan sponsors, trustees, professional fiduciaries, third-party administrators and investment advisors. His knowledge in this area of law was integral in handling the design, implementation and administration of retirement plans, fiduciary counseling, design and compliance of welfare plans, and use of ESOPs to provide exit strategies for founding shareholders of closely held businesses. His clients included professionals, early-stage development companies, publicly traded companies, financial institutions, professional fiduciaries and trust companies, investment advisors and third-party plan administrators.
Marc was previously an instructor at the Philadelphia Employee Benefits Institute, and served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Section. Throughout his legal career, he wrote and presented on numerous topics including ESOPS, executive compensation, ERISA fiduciary consideration, pension reform, and ERISA investment products, among others.
“We lost a wonderful person this week,” said Alan H. Zuckerman, Managing Shareholder at Flaster Greenberg PC. “We were fortunate to have him as our colleague and friend for the past sixteen years. Marc will be truly missed.”
Allen P. Fineberg, fellow Flaster Greenberg attorney and close friend noted that “Marc’s knowledge and breadth of experience continued to amaze me even after so many years of working closely together. Over the years he struggled against and eventually overcame tremendous adversity with tenacity and courage, always with grace and good humor. We will miss him.”
A graduate of Duquesne University School of Law (1981), he also earned his B.A. from Temple University (magna cum laude, 1977).
Marc R. Garber: 9/23/55 – 8/21/2018