Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
Practice Areas
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1983, cum laude
  • J.D., Wake Forest University, 1991, cum laude, Notes and Comments Editor, Wake Forest University Law Review
  • North Carolina, 1991
  • Employee Benefits
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Ann P. West

Senior Counsel
Professional Affiliations

Ann West understands it's important for clients to feel confident that their retirement, stock and executive compensation plans are being operated in compliance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She helps clients understand the complex regulations affecting their plans- providing both comprehensive legal advice and practical solutions.

Her services to clients include:

  • Review and design of executive compensation arrangements for compliance with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A
  • Assisting clients with retirement plan design alternatives
  • Drafting plan documents and drafting and reviewing plan participant communications

Having worked as the Retirement Plan Design Manager for Bank of America, she has been in her clients' position -- working to design, communicate and implement retirement plans -- and understands the administrative complexities, as well as the need to provide accurate and simple employee communications.

West has extensive experience in all planning, drafting, compliance and transactional aspects of ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation.  She counsels clients on a wide range of employee benefits topics focusing primarily on:

  • Qualified retirement plans including 401(k) plans, defined benefit pension plans, flexible spending arrangements, cash balance plans and ESOPs 
  • Executive compensation plans and arrangements including deferred compensation plans, SERPs and other non qualified retirement plans
  • Stock plans including stock options and various forms of restricted stock and stock appreciation rights plans
  • COBRA issues  

She also has experience negotiating with the Department of Labor to reduce penalties for noncompliance.  

Of Note

  • PTA President, Quail Hollow Middle School (2010-2011)
  • Past Member, United Way of Central Carolinas' Human Resources Committee
  • Past Member, United Way of Central Carolinas' Investment Committee
  • PTA President, Smithfield Elementary School (2007-2009)


Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar