Snell & Wilmer Partner Matthew Chiarello Elected to Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Governors

PHOENIX - Arizonar -- Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that Phoenix Partner Matthew P. Chiarello ( has been elected to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation ( Board of Governors.

"The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation inspires people to discover and embrace architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other."

"The foundation works to preserve the buildings, landscapes collections, and communities of Taliesin and Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's own homes and studios and the most personal expressions of his work to provide experiences that will inspire and challenge visitors to build and live better."

Chiarello focuses his practice on employee benefits, including compliance with the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") and the Internal Revenue Code. To that end, he regularly assists employers in the design, administration and documentation of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation programs.

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His experience is varied and dynamic in order to keep pace with the ever-evolving landscape of employee benefits law. In particular, he has navigated investigations of both retirement and medical plans by the Department of Labor and corrected qualified plan failures with the Internal Revenue Service. Chiarello also helps resolve benefits integration and other issues arising in the context of complex corporate transactions. Likewise, he analyzes executive compensation arrangements and employment agreements with a focus on compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.

Chiarello is a contributor to Snell & Wilmer's Benefits Blog (, which offers analysis and commentary on employee benefits and executive compensation matters. He is also an active member of the Firm's Hiring and Community Involvement Committees.

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About Snell & Wilmer

Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing in 16 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Dallas, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit (

Kaitlin Hart

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