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 Evelyn A. Haralampu

Evelyn A. Haralampu


Office Phone: 617.345.3351
Location: Boston, MA
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Bar Admissions:

Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court


Evelyn Haralampu oversees the employee benefits, executive compensation/ERISA practice at Burns & Levinson LLP. Ms. Haralampu has extensive experience advising businesses, non-profit entities and individuals in employee benefits, executive compensation, tax, ERISA, the medical privacy rules under HIPAA and related areas of law. She assists individuals in their employment contracts, severance, employee benefit, deferred compensation and equity-based compensation, and helps businesses design and operate such programs. She counsels businesses regarding their obligations under the federal health law (ACA or PPACA) and the fiduciary and tax laws related to compensation.

Ms. Haralampu writes and speaks extensively to professional and lay audiences. She authored “ERISA Liability,” in the MCLE treatise, Massachusetts Employment Law, the 2015 edition of which is forthcoming. She has also recently published “Supreme Court’s Evolution in Defining Equitable Remedies under ERISA,” in the Bloomberg BNA Benefits Practice Resource Center. Ms. Haralampu is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and has been a contributing member of its subcommittee on Government Submissions.

Ms. Haralampu sits on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations, including the New England Pension Assistance Project of the Gerontology Institute at University of Massachusetts Boston and is active in assisting that organization in its pro bono work. Ms. Haralampu is currently an Overseer of the New England Conservatory, and active in leadership at the Conservatory. Ms. Haralampu has served on advisory committees to the Town of Belmont, Massachusetts.





  • 12/8/2008, - Nonprofits Must Comply with New 403(b) Requirements by Jan. 1
    Evelyn Haralampu discussed the recently issued IRS regulations that impose certain documentation requirements on the 403(b) retirement plans of tax-exempt entities.
  • 1/8/2007, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly - Fighting back against 'bullying' in the workplace
    Evelyn Haralampu was quoted in this article by Noah Schaffer regarding bullying in the workplace.
  • 5/14/2004, Washington Blade - "Massachusetts Weddings a Legal Pandora's Box"
    Lisa Cukier and Evelyn Haralampu were quoted in this article.
  • 11/7/2003, Boston Business Journal - "With Each Deadline, HIPAA Gets More Labor-Intensive"
    Evelyn Haralampu was quoted in this article by Mark Hollmer.

Recent Articles and Publications:

The Top 7 Concerns for Employee Benefits Administrators
Burns & Levinson Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits & ERISA Update, July 2015

Supreme Court’s Evolution in Defining Equitable Remedies Under ERISA
Bloomberg BNA Benefits Practice Resource Center, June 29, 2015

ERISA Fiduciary Duties for Plan Investments
Employment Update, June 2015

U.S. Taxation of Canadian Registered Retirement Assets
Tax Update, July 2014

Speaking Engagements:

MCLE’s 33rd Annual Business Law Conference 2015, 10.28.2015
Location: Boston, MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: Become Conversant in 409A Tax Triggers on Deferred Executive Compensation

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Webinar: Helping Protect Retirement Plan Committees from Fiduciary Breaches, 2.26.2015
Role: Speaker
Topic: Legal Status of Fiduciaries Under ERISA

Webcast: MCLE New England, 2.17.2012
Role: Speaker
Topic: Compliance with Section 409A & Section 280G--Understanding Compensation Plans

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LitmanGerson Associates Event, 4.27.2011
Location: Hilton Hotel, Woburn, MA
Role: Speaker
Topic: Navigating Around Common Deficiencies in Employee Benefit Plans