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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, employment and related areas of law such as HIPAA and PPACA. In particular, she counsels on employee benefit plans and their design, ERISA fiduciary requirements, executive compensation programs, equity-based compensation, health care privacy (HIPAA), the new federal health reform (“PPACA”) employment law, and related tax and international issues.

Ms. Haralampu has contributed to the continued professional education of Massachusetts lawyers in a number of capacities. She has chaired the Boston Bar Association ERISA/Employee Benefits Committee, and co-chaired the Tax Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Association. She was invited to be a member of the Tax Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association and Boston Bar Association Steering Committee on Professional Education. She is a contributing member of the Committee on Government Submissions of the American Bar Association and, in that capacity, has assisted the ABA in recommending regulatory policies under the federal tax law.

Ms. Haralampu speaks and writes extensively on various ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation and related tax matters, both to professional and lay audiences. She authored Chapter 19, ERISA Liability, of the MCLE treatise, Massachusetts Employment Law, and has been a panelist and author for the Federal Tax Institute of New England. She is also published in the National Law Journal, Boston Business Journal, Mass High Tech and The Journal of Taxation and Investments.

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 also assists the New Workplace Institute, an organization relating to the study of productive workplaces. She is currently on the Leadership Committee of the Board of Overseers of the New England Conservatory. Ms. Haralampu also served on the advisory committee 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:

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

Interim Guidance for COBRA Notices
Employment Update, May 2014

A Planning Note on Sun Capital Partner III LP v. New England Teamsters
Employment Update, May 2014

Employee Benefits Checklist
Employment Update, February 2014

Speaking Engagements:

MCLE New England Webcast, 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

MCLE Seminar, 6.16.2010
Location: West Publishers, Webcast
Role: Faculty Member
Topic: Executive Compensation for Estate Planners

Compensation Matters, 10.28.2009
Location: CPE Institute for Accountants
Role: Speaker