New York University School of Law, LL.M. - Taxation, 2001
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2000
Seton Hall University, B.A., 1996
Stephen J. Mogila
Stephen Mogila is a Principal located in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Mogila has been practicing employee benefits law since 2000 and has been advising trustees, plan administrators and sponsors of collectively bargained and single employer employee benefit pension, defined contribution and welfare plans. He has counseled small and large plans in a variety of industries.
Mr. Mogila's experience spans issues arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and related laws. He has significant experience in counseling clients on a variety of plan design issues, including tax qualification, benefit funding and administrative compliance as well as fiduciary issues, such as plan investments, cost sharing among plans and related entities, and the payment of appropriate plan expenses.
Mr. Mogila also has extensive experience in assisting clients with government audits and investigations as well as the correction of plan tax-qualification errors/violations and prohibited transaction issues. As part of this process, he counsels clients regarding the voluntary correction programs offered by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor.
Mr. Mogila has written extensively on a variety of employee benefit matters including the impacts of the health care reform law. He co-authored an article for the Hofstra Law Review titled The U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Healthcare Reform Law: What's Next for Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans?; and contributed to The New Health Care Reform Law – What Employers Need to Know; a question and answer guide that provides responses to the various compliance mandates under the Affordable Care Act.
Mr. Mogila earned a B.A. in Political Science in 1996 from Seton Hall University and received his J.D. in 2000 from University of Baltimore School of Law where he was the Staff Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Journal. He also received an LL.M. in Taxation in 2001 from New York University School of Law.
Prior to joining Slevin & Hart, P.C., Mr. Mogila practiced employee benefits law with a firm in New York City. He also served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Treasury Section of the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Maryland.
Mr. Mogila was recognized by the New Jersey Bar Association in its 2012 New Leaders of the Bar as one of New Jersey’s top 50 lawyers under the age of 40.