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Sheldon J. Blumling

Partner, Irvine
t: 949.798.2127
f: 949.851.0152


Sheldon Blumling is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Sheldon Blumling is a partner in the Irvine office and chair of the firm's Employee Benefits Practice Group. He advises clients with respect to all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and other welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans, severance plans and equity-based compensation plans.

He also advises employers on compliance issues involving the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and all types of federal and state employment taxes, and he has had extensive experience advising clients on the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Sheldon joined the firm in its Atlanta office in 1998, and then rejoined the firm in its Irvine office in 2003 after practicing in the tax and employee benefits groups at a full-service, international law firm for four years.

While in law school, he served as Managing Editor of the University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law Review. Sheldon has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009. He was also selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in 2015.


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "How to Survive a Regulatory Audit of a PEO Benefit Plan" - NAPEO 2018 Annual Conference and Marketplace  -Phoenix, Arizona
    September 2018
  • "Who is the Employer?" National Association Of Professional Employer Organizations 2018 PEO Capitol Summit - Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
    May 2018 
  • "Diversity as a Strategic Priority/Perspectives from the C-Suite -The Business Case and ROI of Diversity & Inclusion"
    Executive Next Practices (ENP) Forum, First American Title Headquarters -Santa Ana, CA
    May 2018 
  • "Employment Law Updates " - NAPEO 2017 California Leadership Council Forum - Sacramento, CA
    June 2017
  • "Healthcare: Stump The Wizards" - NAPEO 2016 Annual Conference & Marketplace - Austin, TX
    September 2016
  • "PEO IRS Certification: What's Next: Steps for After PEO Certification" - NAPEO 2016 Annual Conference & Marketplace -Austin, TX
    September 2016
  • "Healthcare Update for Finance & Operations: Where Are We Now?" - NAPEO 2015 CFO.COO Conference - Salt Lake City, UT
    July 2015
  • "Affordable Care Act: Part II - NAPEO 2015 PEO Capitol Summit -Pentagon City, Virginia
    May 2015
  • "Everything You Need to Know About Doing Business in California" - California PEO Legal Workshop
    NAPEO 2014 California Leadership Council Forum - Pelican Hill Newport Coast, CA
    December 2014
  • "ACA: Exchange Update" -NAPEO 2017 Annual Conference and Marketplace - Miami Beach, FL
    September 2014
  • "ACA
    National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
    Atlanta, GA
    July 2014
  • "SHRM 2014 Annual Conference, Orange County Convention Center - Orlando, FLJune 2014"The Affordable Care Act: Part II" - NAPEO 2014 Legal & Legislative Conference - Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
    June 2012
  • “The Dog Ate My Plan Document…and Other Common Employee Benefits Blunders” - Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Exposition - Atlanta, GA 
  • June 2012
  • "ERISA Fiduciary Obligations - How to Protect Yourself, Your Boss and the Company" - Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Exposition - Las Vegas, NV 
    June 2011 
  • “Top Ten Employee Benefit Mistakes and Misconceptions”- Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference and Exposition - San Diego, CA 
    June 2010 


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