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Jason Veit


Jason Veit is a business lawyer who focuses his practice on US executive compensation and employee benefits.

Mr. Veit advises clients on the design, drafting and operation of welfare benefit plans, qualified retirement plans, nonqualified plans and fringe benefit plans.

Mr. Veit assists in negotiating and drafting employment, equity, phantom equity, bonus, severance and change in control arrangements, and works with clients in navigating issues under Code Sections 83, 280G and 409A.

Mr. Veit frequently serves as benefits counsel on corporate transactions, performing due diligence, drafting and negotiating representations and covenants and advising on benefits and employee integration.

He has broad experience with ensuring compliance with federal laws including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). In addition, he has experience counseling employers on issues related to multiemployer funds, including withdrawal liability and the detection and correction of defects in tax-qualified retirement plans through Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service compliance programs.

Bar admissionsIllinois


  • Representation of public telecommunications company in connection with benefits and compensation matters
  • Representation of public personal care company in connection with executive compensation reporting issues
  • Representation of a variety of private companies in connection with employment agreement negotiation and severance negotiation
  • Representation of public company in connection with US Department of Labor audit of qualified retirement plan operation
  • Representation of a variety of public and private companies in connection with Code Section 409(A) compliance issues
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
  • B.S., Indiana University


  • Featured in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America." The recognition spotlights attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States

Pro Bono

Jason's pro bono work focuses on issues related to immigration, domestic violence, and women's rights.



  • Presenter, American Bar Association Tax Section, "Executive Compensation & Mergers and Acquisitions," (May 5, 2023)
  • Presenter, "Executive Compensation & Mergers and Acquisitions," (February 3, 2022)
  • Presenter, "Stock Option Primer for DLA Piper Corporate Group," (May 4, 2020)
  • Presenter, "Council on Employee Benefits," (February 25, 2020)
  • Presenter, "Hot Topics in Employee Benefits," (April 11, 2019)

Memberships And Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Vice Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee
  • Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Voting Rights Project
  • Equip for Equality
  • Working In The Schools
  • Woodlawn Legal Clinic