Aaron Tso counsels for-profit and tax-exempt employers, including hospitals, universities, and local governments, on a broad array of tax and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) issues related to their employee benefit plans and compensation agreements.
Aaron's practice includes guiding clients through the IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) rules and regulations concerning their qualified retirement plans (cash balance, pension, 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) plans), health and welfare plans and funding vehicles (Voluntary Employer Beneficiary Association/VEBAs, 401(h) accounts, and health reimbursement arrangements/HRAs), fringe benefits, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans (including ineligible deferred compensation plans for tax-exempt organizations and local governments). Aaron has also successfully guided clients through the IRS error correction program (Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System/EPCRS) and DOL correction program (Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program/VFCP).
In addition, Aaron's practice involves litigating ERISA issues, including excess fee, breach of fiduciary duty, and multiemployer plan withdrawal liability claims.
Aaron maintains an active pro bono practice and is involved in the local legal community as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Dialogues on Freedom Committee.
Prior to attending law school, Aaron led a team of internal auditors and compliance officers for a national private mortgage company.
- University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 2017; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Asian Pacific American Law Journal); University of California, Irvine (B.A. in Political Science 2012)
- Honors Legal Intern, Securities Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles (Summer and Fall 2016); Legal Extern, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Los Angeles (Spring 2016)