Richard joined Windes in 1991 and was chairman of the firm’s Employee Benefit Services department until he retired in July 2019. With expertise in plan design, administration, and compliance for employee benefit plans, Richard’s practice focus includes pension and profit sharing plans, 401(k) and 403(b) plans, cafeteria plans, defined benefit plans, plan compliance and correction, and IRS reporting. Additionally, Richard provides consultation on all qualified plan issues, non-discrimination testing, ERISA compliance reviews, retirement distribution planning, plan qualification, and plan design and implementation. Although Richard retired as department head in 2019 and has relocated to Northern California, he remains involved with the practice and client related matters.
Richard has served the retirement plan needs of small- to middle-market businesses and professional corporations since 1981. He has authored numerous articles on various retirement plan issues and was the recipient of the firm’s Excellence in Technical Achievement Award in 2001. He became a partner in the firm in 2004 and was named department chair in 2008.
Service SpecializationEmployee Benefit Services
Bachelor of Arts, Economics
San Francisco State University
- American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Certified Pension Consultant, Qualified Plan Administrator, Qualified 401(k) Administrator, and Associated Professional Member
- IRS Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent
- National Institute of Pension Administrators, Accredited Pension Administrator