Edmond Prifti is a founding partner of Watkins, Pawlick, Calati & Prifti, previously working along-side the same team at Sachs Waldman. The majority of his practice has been devoted to representing Taft-Hartley funds. He also represents single employer funds and consults with local unions on employee benefit and taxation matters.
Edmond counsels multiemployer health funds, defined benefit pension funds, defined contribution profit sharing funds, apprenticeship funds, supplemental unemployment benefits funds, and vacation and holiday funds in all respects from plan design and compliance, to benefit claims and other individual participant matters, to negotiating service provider contracts and preparing and reviewing governmental filings. He is also the “resident expert” in HIPAA-related matters and assists self-administered health plans with implementation and continued compliance with HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
Edmond is also a trustee of the West Bloomfield Township Retirement System, which consists of a defined benefit plan, two defined contributions plans and a retiree health benefit plan, with total assets of over $200 million.
Edmond attended Oakland University, graduating cum laude in May 2003. He attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School and graduated cum laude in May 2008. While in law school, he served as Preemption and Screening Editor for the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, and participated in moot court and mock trial competitions. In 2011, he received a Masters of Law in Taxation from Wayne State University Law School.
Edmond’s practice is entirely employee benefits law, particularly Taft-Hartley pension, profit sharing, annuity, vacation and holiday, health care, apprenticeship and supplemental unemployment benefit funds (nine years’ experience).
He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.