During her 20 years of practice in employee benefits, Karen Martinez has focused on advising clients on various aspects of the design, implementation and compliance issues relating to health and welfare benefits. Ms. Martinez has advised clients of all sizes with respect to COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, tax and ERISA issues with respect to group health plans, severance plans, cafeteria plans and VEBAs. She also has significant experience with qualified plans and benefit issues related to mergers and acquisitions. She is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D. (1989)
  • Dartmouth College, A.B. (1986)

    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1992)

Who We Are

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Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
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Karen D. Martinez

Experience Highlights

Health and welfare plans and 401(k) plan compliance advice for a distributor of industrial control products and programmable logic controllers
Advise a direct seller of automation and industrial control products in connection with federal laws impacting health and welfare plans and with more
Severance plans and leave of absence policy advice
Advise many employers with respect to severance plans and leave of absence policies.
Bolt-On Acquisition of Medical Device Manufacturer
Represented French private equity fund sponsor and its portfolio company, a Franco-American manufacturer of surgical devices, in the leveraged more
Implementation and compliance issues for health plans
Counsel to large employers with respect to all aspects of implementation and compliance issues for health plans, including HSAs and HRAs. more