Employee Benefits Section

Who We Are

The MSBA Employee Benefits Section assists Minnesota lawyers practicing in the area of employee welfare and retirement benefits by offering educational opportunities; facilitates participation in pro bono activities; provides a forum for information and communication.

Section Benefits and Activities

The MSBA Employee Benefits Section provides a voice for members on legislative, administrative, and multi-disciplinary practice issues.


 • Legislation/Litigation  
 • Newsletter  
 • Programs/Seminars  
 • Pro Bono

Study Groups

The Original Study Group

This group comprises some of the more senior benefits practitioners in the Twin Cities
Contact:  Deb Rosenberg, Stiles Financial Services, (952) 988-0452; deb@stilesfinancial.com

The Green Study Group

This group comprises attorneys and other employee benefits professionals who originally organized a few years later than the Original Study Group as that group reached its optimal size.  It has a mixture of senior and somewhat less senior benefits professionals.
Contact: Angela Bohmann, Stinson Leonard Street, (612) 335-1510; angela.bohmann@stinsonleonard.com

The ERISA Study Group

This group welcomes benefit professionals of all experience levels, from beginning to very experienced.
Contact:  Melinda Maher, Dorsey & Whitney, (612) 492-6082; maher.melinda@dorsey.com    

Flexible Flyers Study Group

The focus of this group is on the practice and services associated with health and welfare benefit plans. Represented in this group are practitioners of all levels of experience and its membership overlaps the other study groups
Contacts:  Tim Goodman, Dorsey & Whitney, (612) 340-2825; goodman.timothy@dorsey.com 
Angela Bohmann, Stinson Leonard Street, (612) 335-1510; angela.bohmann@stinsonleonard.com

Section members, visit the Employee Benefits Community at my.mnbar.org!