Jonathan M. Cerrito
Franklin Center, Suite 300
443 North Franklin Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Blitman & King was founded in the 1930s by Nathan H. Blitman, when the National Labor Relations Act was enacted. Nathan quickly became recognized as a pioneer in the field of labor relations, and eventually developed a practice representing labor organizations and multiemployer employee benefit plans.
In 1966, Bernard T. King partnered with Nathan and together they built the firm’s national reputation by focusing its strength in labor, employee benefits and employment law.
The firm continued its growth by developing expertise in all areas of labor, employee benefits and employment law. We are proud of our generations of lawyers who, day in and day out, strive to provide clients with cutting-edge practical advice in these complicated areas of the law.
Jonathan M. Cerrito counsels sponsors of multiemployer and single-employer plans, companies, tax-exempt entities and executives on all matters of tax, ERISA, employee benefits, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements and the employee benefit aspects of mergers. Jonathan was named by the Whitman School of Management of Syracuse University as one of the 2009 “40 Under 40” based on extraordinary achievement in his career and contributions to the community.
Jonathan regularly advises on the design, operation, merger and termination of tax-qualified pension plans and welfare benefit plans. His practice includes advising ERISA fiduciaries on the investment of plan assets, reporting and disclosure, prohibited transaction rules and tax matters. He also advises tax-exempt organizations on employee benefit issues and unrelated business income tax (UBIT).
In addition, Jonathan has significant experience handling ERISA controversies with a focus on investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor concerning fiduciary matters and alleged statutory violations. He has handled over one dozen such investigations and has also been involved in audits conducted by the Internal Revenue Service and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.