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Jonathan H. Nason


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Columbia, SC Office
1221 Main Street
Suite 1800
Columbia, SC 29201
Linda Brooks
803.753.3306 Direct


Jon is a tax lawyer who advises employers on the design, implementation and administration of employee benefit plans, including compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). He also advises employers on the establishment and administration of 401(k) plans, 457 plans, 403(b) plans, defined benefit plans, ESOPs, profit sharing plans, stock purchase plans, stock option plans, split dollar life insurance plans and cafeteria plans, (including the correction of operational errors with respect to such plans).

In the tax-exempt bond area, Jon advises issuers on complying with arbitrage yield restriction requirements, exceptions from arbitrage rebate, private business use restrictions, requirements arising in connection with the investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds and the use of interest rate derivatives (i.e., qualified hedges for federal tax purposes). In addition, Jon assists issuers in dealing with rebate advisors to comply with the issuer's arbitrage rebate filing and payment obligations (including the waiver of penalties arising from the late payment of arbitrage rebate). Jon has represented issuers with respect to a number of Internal Revenue Service(IRS) examinations on the tax-exempt status of bond issues.

In the tax-exempt organization area, Jon advises organizations in all aspects of the life cycle of such organizations (i.e. establishment, determination of tax-exempt status, operations, maintenance of the tax-exempt status and terminations/winding down). Jon has also obtained determination letters of exempt status for Section 501(c)(3) organizations.

  • Advised issuer on integration of interest rate derivatives in connection with a $345 million synthetic advance refunding
  • Obtained compliance statements through the IRS’s Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System program
  • Closed without adjustment IRS examinations on the exempt status of bond issues
  • Advised plans on the qualified status of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) and Qualified Medical Child Support Orders (QMSCOs)
  • Advised clients on employee benefit provisions in merger and acquisition agreements and loan agreements
  • Advised clients on amending deferred compensation arrangements to comply with Code Section 409A
  • Member, Employee Benefits Committee, Taxation Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America© (2008-2018)
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law - Columbia (2018)
  • Awarded, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating*              
  • Order of the Coif, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Order of the Barristers, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, University of South Carolina School of Law

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent®, and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.