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Hannah Munn

t: 704.342.5256

Hannah’s practice is focused in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. She represents public, private, governmental, and nonprofit employers in designing and documenting retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, fringe benefit plans, and executive compensation plans.

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Hannah represents employers of varying sizes and in different regions of the country with matters related to employee benefits, executive compensation, and incentives programs.

Areas of Focus


  • Advises employers—both for-profit and nonprofit—regarding 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), 457(f), defined benefit, and cash balance plans
  • Designs plans and plan features to achieve strategic goals of the company and/or its owners
  • Provides practical advice on plan administration to avoid plan errors
  • Maintains plans to ensure compliance with applicable federal laws
  • Guides employers through the plan termination process
  • Aids employers in correcting plan documentation or operational errors
  • Drafts determination letters and other filings
  • Guides employers through plan restatement process
  • Responds to participant inquiries and claims
  • Counsels employers on controlled group and affiliated service group matters
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+Executive Compensation

  • Works with employers to design compensation arrangements for executives and key employees, and to assist with the selection or expansion of current compensation arrangements
  • Advises employers in the drafting and negotiation of employment agreements
  • Designs severance plans, change in control agreements, and retention incentive arrangements
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+Medical, Welfare, & Fringe Benefits

  • Counsels employers in the selection and implementation of various fringe benefit arrangements
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+Certifications & Specializations

Certified Yellow Belt in Legal Lean Sigma by the Legal Lean Sigma Institute®


North Carolina Central University School of Law, JD, summa cum laude, 2017

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA with distinction, 2010


+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law) 2024

Valedictorian, North Carolina Central University School of Law

Recipient of Daniel G. Sampson Award for Scholarship

Senior Editor, North Carolina Central Law Review

+Professional & Community Activities

American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), Co-Chair asap Committee

Journal of Pension Benefits, Editorial Board

Arts & Science Council, Young Donor Society

+Speaking & Writing

“SECURE 2.0: Highlight on Student Loan Matching” (Journal of Pension Benefits Summer 2024, Vol. 30, Issue 4)

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