Neal B. Wainblat is nationally-recognized for his vast knowledge in the area of employee benefits, including extensive knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code. He offers day-to-day counsel to corporate, multi-employer and public sector clients, assisting with the preparation of:

  • Pension plans
  • Profit sharing plans
  • Cafeteria plans
  • Severance pay plans
  • Medical and life insurance plans

He also advises clients on multi-employer pension plan withdrawal liability and on their benefit plans in times of mergers, acquisitions and downsizing.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


American Bar Association


Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating


Named, Best Lawyers in America©


Order of the Coif

News, Analysis & Press

In Debt to the Pension Plan

Legal Times

Vol. XX, No. 38, Cleveland Bakers and Teamsters

February 16, 1998

Sometimes the Savings Are Too Good to Be True

Cleveland Enterprise

Fall 1996

Speaking Engagements

2013 Ohio Regional Employer Conference

Cleveland, OH

October 24, 2013


  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., University of Rochester, 1977

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