Rand, Karl A.
Address: 4747 Executive Drive Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92121
Lawyer Firm: Wolds Law Group PC
|Areas of Practice|
Mr. Rand’s practice is focused on ERISA tax qualification and fiduciary compliance matters. Mr. Rand handles ERISA litigation matters and serves as an expert witness in ERISA cases, but his practice primarily involves ERISA transactional work. Mr. Rand advises employers, accountants and plan fiduciaries on all aspects of employee benefit plans and executive compensation. He represents employers in IRS audits and DOL investigations of benefit plans such as 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, ESOPs, Health Plans, Cash Balance Pension Plans and Section 125 Cafeteria Plans. He prepares and reviews QDROs for divorce cases. He also advises clients on how the prohibited transaction rules apply to pension plans and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Mr. Rand also advises employers on compliance issues under COBRA, HIPAA and Section 409A of the Code, as well as under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Mr. Rand received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1982. Mr. Rand attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1990 and his LL.M. in Taxation Law in 1999. Mr. Rand is a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law by the State Bar of California, and for several years taught a course in Pension Law at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Mr. Rand is a past-President of the San Diego Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council, and was Chair of the Taxation Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.
Mr. Rand has previously worked at San Diego law firms that include Merrill, Schultz & Wolds; Branton & Wilson; Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps; McKenna Long & Aldridge; and Higgs Fletcher & Mack.
Mr. Rand has an A-V Rating from Martindale Hubble. He has been name a “Top Lawyer in San Diego” by San Diego Magazine and a “Top Attorney” by the San Diego Business Journal. Mr. Rand is licensed to practice in California state and federal courts, and in the US Tax Court and Court of Federal Claims.
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