Kimberly Steefel

Of Counsel
New York

Kimberly Steefel has nearly 15 years of experience advising employers and their in-house counsel on employee benefits, executive compensation, ERISA, and related tax and securities compliance matters. Kim counsels clients on all aspects of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and other employee benefits, as well as labor and employment matters.

With a background working for large law firms in New York City, Cincinnati, and Houston, she has extensive experience in tax qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, incentive and equity-based plans, and other executive compensation arrangements including design, implementation, administration, compliance, and correction methods. She has represented both employers and executives in negotiating and drafting employment agreements, severance programs, restrictive covenant agreements, and other arrangements.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Kim has assisted pro bono in the formation of, mergers and acquisitions involving, and fundraising for various 501(c)(3) organizations and small charitable private equity funds in New York. In addition, she successfully litigated immigration and family law cases for indigent clients in New York and Texas.

Professional Activities

New York State Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Texas State Bar Association

Worldwide Employee Benefits Network



New York University School of Law (J.D. 2007)
Institute of Judicial Administration Fellow
Robert McKay Scholar
Senior Editor of Production, Annual Survey of American Law

University of Pennsylvania (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002)
Phi Beta Kappa
University Scholar
Golden Key National Honors Society
Edwin B. Williams Prize in Spanish


New York