PRESS RELEASE: Sharon Kowal Freilich Joins Pullman & Comley, LLC

August 2, 2013

HARTFORD, Connecticut:  Sharon Kowal Freilich has joined Pullman & Comley, LLC as a partner in the Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department, the law firm reported today.  She  will be based in the firm’s Hartford office.

 Sharon has more than 25 years of experience in counseling businesses, professionals, cities, towns and individuals on a wide range of pension and employee benefits matters.  She facilitates all aspects of designing, drafting, implementing and administering tax-qualified retirement plans, cafeteria and fringe benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensations arrangements. 

Additionally, Sharon has worked closely with corporate, tax and real estate attorneys to provide advice to corporate and business trustees as to their fiduciary responsibilities of ERISA plans.  Earlier in her career, she performed securities work for public companies, prepared private placement memoranda and negotiated merger and acquisition transaction documents. 

Sharon lectures at the University of Connecticut Income Tax School and has taught courses on deferred compensation at the University of Hartford and on law and medicine at Georgia Regents University. 

“We are delighted to welcome Sharon to our firm,” said Joshua Hawks-Ladds, chair of Pullman & Comley’s Labor, Employment Law & Employee Benefits Department.  “In recent months, we’ve seen significant changes in the laws governing retirement and benefit plans.  Sharon’s extensive knowledge in this area will be will a tremendous asset as we continue to serve our clients in these areas.” 

Sharon has been an active member of many organizations in the Greater Hartford community.  She is past director of the Hebrew School of New England and also the Paul and Bess Siegel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford.  Sharon formerly served as a director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford.  Sharon also served as a member of the West Hartford School Board Ad Hoc Committee on the Recognition of Religious Holidays in the public schools.

Sharon received her B.A. from George Washington University and her J.D. from George Washington University Law School.  She is a member of the bars of Connecticut, Georgia and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Districts of Columbia and Georgia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Pullman & Comley, LLC provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States.  The firm’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; environmental and land use; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property valuation; real estate; regulatory, energy and telecommunications; and trusts and estates.  The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and White Plains.  For more information, please visit www.pullcom.com