Patricia Matzye

Patricia Matzye

Patricia Matzye


2 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
212-732-3200, Fax: 212-732-3232
matzye@clm.comDownload Vcard

Practice Description

  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Qualified plans-Design pension and profit sharing plans and advise plan sponsors on issues regarding establishment, administration and termination of tax-qualified plans. Represent clients in IRS applications for determination letters and resolution of compliance failures.
  • Plan assets and fiduciary duties-Structure investment vehicles for investment of pension plan assets under ERISA. Advise plan fiduciaries regarding pension plan investments, prohibited transactions and exemptions to the prohibited transaction rules.
  • Corporate transactions-Advise clients on employee benefits matters in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and outsourcing transactions. Negotiate plan transfers in connection with such transactions.
  • Executive compensation-Advise clients on compensation of executives, deferred compensation arrangements, stock-based incentive programs and employment contracts.
  • Welfare benefits-Advise clients regarding welfare benefits matters, including flexible spending arrangements, COBRA, HIPAA privacy rules and VEBAs.


  • 1989 New York


  • American Bar Association (Employee Benefits Subsection of the Tax Section; Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Subsection of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • Fordham University Alumni Association
  • American Council on Germany


  • B.A., 1973 St. John's University (cum laude, Education, Social Studies)
  • M.A., 1977 New York University (History)
  • J.D., 1988 Fordham University School of Law (Urban Law Journal, Moot Court)

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