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J.D., University of Utah College of Law, 1988

M.S., University of Utah, 1984

B.S., University of South Alabama, 1981




United States Tax Court

United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit


Beverly Young is of counsel in the corporate practice group of Porter Hedges with particular experience in all areas of ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation including:

  • Drafting and designing plans and compensation arrangements such as: defined benefit, defined contribution, profit-sharing, deferred compensation, employee stock ownership (ESOP), stock options and other equity programs and incentive plans; health care, cafeteria and other welfare plans and employment contracts
  • Submission of plans to the Internal Revenue Service for favorable tax qualification letters and voluntary correction programs
  • Analysis and implementation of plan terminations, early retirement windows, voluntary and involuntary separation plans
  • Analysis and advice relating to employee benefits and executive compensation under the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA (including Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, COBRA and HIPAA) and other applicable federal and state laws
  • Analysis and advice relating to fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions
  • Representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Department of Labor and in federal courts
  • Representing clients in transactions, including drafting of purchase/sale and merger agreement provisions and analysis of employee benefits and executive compensation under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code in connection with mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, investments and loans
  • Representing clients in litigation involving ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation.

Beverly was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in 2018.

Representative Experience

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated Attorney
  • American Bar Association, Member 
  • State Bar of Texas, Member 
  • Houston Bar Association, Member 
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Member