Hagen, Daniel C.

North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190

Updated: 11/12/2013

Overview

Dan Hagen has more than 30 years of experience advising sophisticated businesses on all aspects of the design and operation of their executive compensation and benefits programs, helping them manage through business and regulatory change. He regularly advises companies regarding senior executive employment, change in control and severance agreements, supplemental retirement arrangements, and stock option and stock equity compensation plans. He guides clients through the intricate tax...

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Employee Benefits in Bankruptcies
  • Executive Compensation
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Employee Benefits in Mergers & Acquisitions, including Private Equity
  • ERISA & Other Employee Benefits Litigation
  • ERISA Plan Assets, Employer Securities & Use of Institutional Fiduciaries
  • Health & Welfare Plan Counseling
  • Metals & Mining
  • Qualified Plan Counseling

Representative Cases

  • A. Schulman, Inc. executes merger agreement with ICO for $191.4 million , (2010)
  • ACI Worldwide acquires S1 for $520 million , (2011)
  • Albertson seeks advice on health and welfare issues , (2009)
  • Albertson's seeks advice on fiduciary issues , (2009)
  • Albertson's seeks advice on multiemployer pension plan funding , (2009)
  • Albertson's seeks ERISA advice as a result of its workforce reorganization , (2009)
  • Albertson's acquired by consortium of investors for $17.4 billion , (2009)
  • Alcatel-Lucent sells Genesys business to Permira for US$1.5 billion , (2011)
  • Allen Telecom acquired by Andrew Corp.
  • Argo-Tech Corp sells parent company, AT Holdings, for $173 million , (2009)
  • Axsys Technologies is acquired by General Dynamics , (2009)
  • Blue Point Capital acquires Floral Plant Growers , (2009)
  • Blue Point Capital acquires The Hygenic Corporation , (2009)
  • Blue Point Capital sells Hygenic Holdings , (2009)
  • Bridgestone acquires Bandag for $1 billion , (2009)
  • Bridgestone seeks advice regarding all facets of the design and administration of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, deferred compensation plans and executive compensation arrangements , (2010)
  • Brush Wellman seeks advice on ERISA issues in disability litigation and settlement , (2009)
  • Burlington Industries acquired by WL Ross through bankruptcy buyout for $615 million , (2009)
  • Burlington Industries, nation's oldest textile manufacturer, files for bankruptcy , (2009)
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires interest in Empire Mine
  • Cliffs Natural Resources completes $362 million public offering of Common Stock , (2009)
  • Cliffs Natural Resources proposes to acquire Alpha Natural Resources for $10 billion , (2009)
  • ConAgra completes $1 billion public offering of senior notes , (2009)
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company sells Cooper-Standard Automotive for $1.1 billion
  • Copperweld Corporation retains Jones Day in $240 million chapter 11 reorganization
  • Cortec Group acquires YETI Coolers , (2012)
  • Eaton seeks advice on litigation concerning pharmacy benefits manager for client health benefits plans , (2009)
  • Elder-Beerman Stores reorganizes under chapter 11 , (2009)
  • ERICO Holding Corp' management buyout of company and related financing
  • Federated CEO retains Firm to negotiate and draft employment agreement , (2009)
  • Federated Department Stores' $17 billion acquisition of May Department Stores is largest U.S. retail deal to date , (2009)
  • Federated Department Stores acquires Liberty House
  • Federated Department Stores sells Arizona Mail Order and Figi's Catalog Operations
  • Federated sells Bridal Group division to Leonard Green and The Men's Wearhouse , (2009)
  • Federated sells Lord & Taylor division to NRDC Equity Partners , (2009)
  • France Télécom S.A. acquires Equant for $715 million , (2009)
  • Francisco Partners acquires GE Global eXchange Services for $800 million , (2009)
  • Fruehauf Trailer files for chapter 11
  • GA-TEK sells American Microsystems , (2009)
  • Gund Business Enterprises sells Cleveland Cavaliers , (2009)
  • Harris Corp acquires Leitch Technology for $454 million , (2009)
  • Howard Hughes completes spin-off from General Growth Properties , (2010)
  • Industrial Growth Partners acquires controlling interest in Total Automated Solutions , (2009)
  • Industrial Growth Partners sells Breeze Industrial Products , (2009)
  • International Steel Group acquires Weirton Steel
  • International Steel Group purchases assets of Weirton Steel and Georgetown Steel in their respective chapter 11 cases , (2009)
  • International Steel participates in registered public offering of preferred stock
  • Intuit acquires StepUp Commerce , (2009)
  • J.M. Smucker acquires International Multifoods Corp. , (2009)
  • J.M. Smucker Co. acquires Jif and Crisco product lines from Procter & Gamble , (2009)
  • Kirtland Capital acquires Essex Crane Rental , (2009)
  • Kirtland Capital sells TruSeal Technologies to Quanex Corp. , (2009)
  • Laidlaw and five affiliates file for chapter 11
  • Littlejohn & Co. acquires business unit from Goodyear , (2009)
  • Loewen Group International and 870 affiliated entities file for chapter 11 , (2009)
  • Major midwest-based manufacturer converts DB pension plan for collectively bargained employees to cash balance plan , (2009)
  • Major midwest-based manufacturer redesigns benefit plan , (2009)
  • Major midwest-based manufacturer seeks advice on pension and retiree welfare benefit liabilities , (2009)
  • Major midwest-based manufacturer seeks representation for DOL investigation , (2009)
  • Marine Mechanical seeks advice on acquisition
  • May Department Stores engages firm to draft employment agreements
  • Mercury Interactive acquires Registry Maker Systinet for $105 million , (2009)
  • Minister of major midwest church seeks compensation counsel , (2009)
  • Molycorp acquires Neo Material Technologies for CDN$1.3 billion (US$1.26 billion) , (2012)
  • Morgenthaler acquires assets of Skill Tool & Die , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler acquires controlling interest in Formed Fiber Technologies , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler acquires rePipe , (2009)
  • Morgenthaler portfolio company acquires controlling interest in Martin Color-Fi , (2009)
  • MTC Technologies is acquired by BAE Systems , (2009)
  • NACCO Industries' affiliate, North American Coal, sells coal mine in Louisiana , (2010)
  • NACCO makes $325 unsolicited tender offer for Applica , (2009)
  • NACCO purchases assets of Le Gourmet Chef
  • NACCO seeks counseling on retirement and welfare benefits , (2009)
  • Oglebay Norton acquired by Carmeuse , (2009)
  • Oglebay Norton sells six Great Lakes shipping vessels to American Steamship
  • OM Group acquires electronics business of Rockwood Holdings for $315 million , (2009)
  • Parker Hannifin acquires Denison International , (2009)
  • Parker Hannifin acquires Wynn's International
  • Primus Capital acquires Healthcare Management Systems , (2009)
  • Primus Capital acquires MedHost , (2010)
  • Primus Venture acquires Focus Receivables Management
  • Primus Venture acquires Universal Tax Systems , (2009)
  • Procter & Gamble acquired Natura Pet Products , (2010)
  • Progressive Plastics completes sale to Irving Place Capital
  • Purina Mills files for chapter 11 , (2009)
  • Questor Management Company acquires controlling interest in GeoLogistics Corporation
  • Ranpak acquired by First Atlantic Capital
  • Resilience Capital acquires business unit of Andrew Corporation , (2009)
  • Riverside acquires SportCourt in bankruptcy buyout , (2009)
  • Riverside completes take private acquisition of The Dwyer Group , (2009)
  • Riverside sells Dynojet Research to Graham Partners , (2009)
  • Riverside sells HammerBlow Towing to TriMas , (2009)
  • Roadway Corporation acquired by Yellow Corporation , (2009)
  • Safeguard Properties to acquire Bank of America's field servicing business , (2012)
  • SanDisk Corp acquires Matrix Semiconductor for $250 million , (2009)
  • SAP AG acquires Virsa Systems , (2009)
  • Sherwin-Williams issues $500 million of Senior Notes in public offering , (2010)
  • Sky Financial Group acquires Union Federal Bank for $330 million , (2009)
  • Soin International acquires Sundance Products , (2009)
  • STERIS acquires leading gastrointestinal company US Endoscopy for $270 million , (2012)
  • Sun Capital Partners acquires IMC Chemicals , (2009)
  • Teleglobe is reorganized under chapter 11 , (2009)
  • Teleglobe sells core voice and data business to Cerberus Capital Management and TenX Capital Partners
  • USG enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy , (2009)
  • Wavecom acquires assets of Sony Ericsson's M2M communications unit , (2009)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1980
    J.D.
    Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Baldwin-Wallace College, 1977
    B.A.

Articles

Published Works

  • The Affordable Care Act at 2½—What Employers Should Expect Now, 2012
  • Health Care Reform: What If They Throw the Whole Thing Out?, 2012
  • Final Fee Disclosure Regulation: Additional Hurdles for Service Providers and Plan Fiduciaries, 2012
  • Fully Insured Group Health Plans May No Longer Provide Discriminatory Benefits, 2010
  • Collier Monograph: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Corporate Bankruptcy (Second Edition), 2010
  • Claims and Appeals Procedures: New Internal and External Review Requirements, 2010
  • An Ounce of Prevention—Not Just a Good Idea, Now It's the Law: Health Care Reform Requires Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans to Provide Preventive Services With No Cost-Sharing, 2010
  • What a Relief?—Congress Finally Passes Pension Funding Legislation, 2010
  • Thou Shalt Not Exclude, Rescind, or Limit: Agencies Release Regulations Implementing "Patient's Bill of Rights", 2010
  • The Retiree-Only Plan Exception: Is It Still Effective After Health Care Reform?, 2010
  • The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Is It Worth Maintaining Grandfathered Status Under the New Health Care Law?, 2010
  • Surprise for Employers: No Collective Bargaining Exception Under Health Care Reform, 2010
  • Coming of Age: Extended Health Coverage for Children to Age 26, 2010
  • The Early Retiree Reinsurance Program—U.S. Employers To Line Up for $5 Billion Pool of Federal Funds, 2010
  • Impact of Health Care Reform Legislation on Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans, 2010
  • Quality Stores Puts FICA Refund Opportunity for Severance Pay Back on the Table, 2010
  • Health Care Reform—Upcoming Effective Dates for Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans, 2010
  • IRS Releases Section 409A Documentary Correction Program, 2010
  • Health Care Reform: House Bill Would Make It Nearly Impossible to Reduce Retiree Medical Benefits, 2009
  • IRS Begins Section 409A Audits, 2009
  • Warning to Employers: If Your Health Risk Assessment Violates GINA, You May Have to Tell the IRS (and Pay Excise Taxes), 2009
  • Executive Compensation Tax Rules May Require Year-End Planning, 2009
  • Health Plan Open Enrollment Alert—No Reward Goes Unpunished, 2009
  • TARP Compensation Guidance and Other Executive Compensation Proposals, 2009
  • Group Health Plan Continuation Coverage: Fast Action Required To Comply with New COBRA Premium Assistance Requirements, 2009
  • Revised Executive Compensation Requirements for Participants Under the Troubled Assets Relief Program, 2009
  • 2009 Proxy Season Update: RiskMetrics FAQs Regarding Updated 2009 Compensation Policies, 2009
  • Putting the Brakes on Executive Pay: Executive Compensation Limitations for Financial Institutions Participating in the Troubled Assets Relief Program under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, 2008
  • Collier Monograph: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Corporate Bankruptcy, 2008
  • IRS Changes Position on Key Section 162(m) Issue, 2008
  • Pensions Issues in European Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007
  • Section 409A Respite: IRS Grants One-Year Delay, 2007
  • IRS Issues Limited "Relief" to Bring Documents into Compliance with Section 409A Regulations, 2007
  • IRS Issues Long-Awaited Final Section 409A Regulations, 2007
  • New Pension Funding and Accounting Rules Barrage Employers: Credit Agreement and SEC Disclosure Impact, 2006
  • Section 409A Update: IRS Extends Transition Relief Until December 31, 2007, 2006
  • Section 409A’s Impact on Private Companies, 2006
  • IRS Misses Opportunity to Simplify Section 409A Rules, 2005

Office Information

Address

North Point901 Lakeside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114- 1190

Fax

  • (216) 579-0212

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