For more than 20 years, Tricia Eschbach-Hall has navigated clients through the complex regulatory environment for executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements, including in the context of complex mergers and acquisitions, executive transitions, day-to-day administration, and corporate restructurings. With a focus on practical approaches, Tricia counsels clients on the design and implementation of deferred compensation plans, equity plans, incentive awards, severance plans, qualified retirements plans, and welfare benefits. She regularly prepares and negotiates employment, severance, and change in control agreements for employers and has significant experience drafting benefit plans and employee materials. Working with colleagues from around the world, Tricia often assists clients with cross-border employee-related issues.
Tricia has provided benefits and compensation advice to many companies undergoing company-changing acquisitions and divestitures. Recently, this included Sherwin-Williams' $11.3 billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation, Parker Hannifin's $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCOR, and Marathon Petroleum's $23.3 billion acquisition of Andeavor. She also has provided the benefits and compensation advice to several companies undergoing corporate spin-offs, including Conagra Foods' separation into two independent public companies, B&W's spin-off of its Power Generation business, TriMas' spin-off of its Cequent businesses, and The Timken Company's spin-off of its steel business.
Tricia is a member of the advisory board of Cleveland Central Catholic High School and of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
The Supreme Court's DOMA Decision: Impact of the Changing Definition of "Spouse" on Employee Benefits
- October 2010
Collier Monograph: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Corporate Bankruptcy (Second Edition)
- July 2008
Collier Monograph: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Corporate Bankruptcy
- December 5, 2013
Employees Benefits and Executive Compensation, Cleveland Tax Institute
- December 6, 2011
Executive Compensation: Emerging Issues & Preparing for 2012
- September 3, 2010
Health Reform - Claims Appeals Process, Health Action Council of Ohio Webinar
- May 20, 2010
Pension Funding Relief; Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Cleveland Chapter
- May 20, 2010
Federal Health Care Reform--Effects on Employers; Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Cleveland Chapter
- March 20, 2008
Revised & Updated Cafeteria Plan Regulations
- April 21, 2005
New Restrictions on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans
- The Ohio State University (J.D. with honors 1999; Managing Editor, Ohio State Law Journal); Kenyon College (B.A. cum laude 1996)