Attorney in Charleston, WV and volunteer board president of the West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry
Lynn Clarke is an attorney at the firm of Bowles Rice, LLP in Charleston, WV, and she is also involved in many community activities, including serving as volunteer Board President of the West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry (“WVIRM”), an organization with members who are of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Unitarian and other faiths, or secular persons. The mission of WVIRM is “striving to improve the lives of refugees” and the organization’s bylaws require respect for every faith tradition and a prohibition on proselytizing. Lynn Clarke focuses her practice on advising employers on ERISA and tax compliance for employee benefit plans and executive compensation planning. She provides guidance on benefits matters and executive compensation to clients involved in mergers and acquisitions. Lynn has extensive experience with business succession planning involving employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), insurance and other compensation planning methods. Lynn also provides fiduciary advisory services, including consulting, training and educational seminars to help clients better understand and carry out fiduciary obligations and manage liability. With extensive experience in tax planning, Lynn provides advice to non-profit entities on governmental plan compliance and tax matters.