Tobin R. Walls

Toby advises in-house counsel and human resources and benefits personnel on the technical aspects of qualified retirement plans and nonqualified retirement plans. His practice includes:

  • Counseling clients on day-to-day plan operations, interpreting plan language and responding to benefit claims.
  • Making changes to plans, creating new plans, terminating existing plans and merging plans.
  • Working with government agencies to coordinate audits and required filings by the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor.
  • Addressing benefits issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Each day brings a new set of challenges in employee benefits law. Toby proactively delivers creative and practical solutions to clients by monitoring the ever changing developments in employee benefits law.

Toby is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

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Practice Areas

  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Nonqualified Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Equity Compensation
  • Severance Plans
  • Transactional Benefits
  • Executive Compensation
  • Executive Contracts and Employment Agreements
  • Section 409A
  • Change in Control Agreements


  • Duke University
    B.A., 1992; magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Emory University School of Law
    J.D., 1998; Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal