Mary M. Potter

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mpotter@coxsmith.com
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San Antonio
112 E. Pecan Street
Suite 1800
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-554-5384 tel
210-226-8395 fax
 

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Mary Potter is highly regarded by clients and colleagues for her ability to assist clients with complicated matters related to employee benefits, including guidance on unusual circumstances. With nearly three decades of experience, she is known for her practical advice. She provides counseling, transactional support, and drafting in connection with private and governmental qualified retirement plans, retirement plans of tax-exempt organizations, ESOPs, nonqualified plans and arrangements, qualified domestic relations orders, and opinion letters. She also counsels clients about the labor and bankruptcy law aspects of employee benefits, related federal and state tax issues of benefit plans, other state and federal regulatory issues, fiduciary issues, ERISA litigation, and other compensation, benefits, and ERISA matters. Her current clients include taxable and non-taxable employers, governmental entities, electrical systems, financial institutions, construction and contracting companies, and hospital systems.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Employee Benefits Committee; EEOC Issues/FMLA, Military and Other Leaves Subcommittee Vice-Chair (2008–2010); member, ESOP Subcommittee
  • ESOP Association
  • National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Texas Association of Public Pension Attorneys
  • Internal Revenue Service Midstates Region Key District Employee Plans/Exempt Organizations Council (1995–2001), Chair (1998–2000)
  • State Bar of Texas, Section of Taxation, Compensation and Employee Benefits Committee, Chair (1994–1996); Vice-Chair (1992–1994)
  • San Antonio Employee Benefit Forum, President-Elect (1993); President (1994)
  • San Antonio Youth Literary, Board Member (2013– )
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
  • Named "San Antonio Best Lawyers Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers®, 2011
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America®, 1995-2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers' "Texas Best Lawyers" 2013
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer, Employment Litigation: Defense," Law and Politics Magazine, 2008
  • Who's Who Legal: Texas, 2008 
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Texas Super Lawyer," Law and Politics Magazine, 2003-2007
  • SA Scene, "San Antonio's Best Lawyers," 2007, 2009 and 2011, 2014
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Education
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, Harlan Society, 1981
  • University of Rochester, M.A.
  • Marietta College, B.A., cum laude
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Admitted to Practice
  • Texas, 1981