Tax Law Defined® Blog

About the Tax Law Defined® Blog 

Frost Brown Todd’s (FBT’s) tax-related blog serves as a practical resource on all things tax – from federal, state and local taxes to more nuanced areas like LLCs, succession planning, employee benefits, estates, incentives and regulated industries taxes. Our authors cover topics pertaining to corporations, employers, individuals, family-owned business, as well as those working in regulated industries, such as manufacturing, logistics, alcohol, tobacco and equine, that are subject to specific tax laws.

Federal Tax

Our coverage on federal tax matters is wide sweeping. Our authors explore topics related to IRS regulations, to business formation and organization, as well as tax credits, opportunities and incentives. Further, our tax team includes seasoned litigators examining tax controversies and litigation matters.

State & Local Tax

State and local tax (SALT) topics covered include issues relevant to FBT's footprint states including Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

FBT’s employee benefits and executive compensation team helps employers of all sizes and industries design and deal with the administrative and compliance challenges of the plans and programs that pay and provide perks and incentives to valuable employees. 401(k), defined benefit plans, health and other welfare plans, nonqualified retirement programs, ESOPs, and equity and cash incentives programs all have tax implications and may also be subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and require coordination with other employment or securities laws and regulations. Our experienced team can help with all aspects of any employer’s challenges and opportunities in these areas.

Estates, Trusts & Wills

We provide informative coverage on estates, wills and trusts. This includes discussions on developing the right path for your estate, income tax, retirement, charitable giving and business succession planning.

Our Authors

FBT attorneys know how tax and revenue departments work from the inside, in part because members of our team held governmental positions or have direct experience working within our client’s business sectors prior to entering private practice. We work closely with our clients’ existing advisors, from legal, accounting, human resources and in-house personnel to personal financial advisors. This combination of experience and perspective enables our authors to not only provide insightful analysis of trending issues, but practical discussion regarding the direct impact of tax policies on businesses and/or individuals. For more information about FBT’s tax-related practices, visit

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Attorney Spotlight

Alison M. Stemler is FBT’s Employee Benefits Team leader. She advises on executive compensation and employee benefits plans, including equity-based and deferred compensation arrangements, and assists with compliance issues for retirement and welfare plans and HIPAA.