Stanley D. Prybe


Stan has experience in the establishment, qualification, and maintenance of all types of employee benefit plans. He has assisted with advising clients on employee benefit compliance issues, privacy and data security issues under HIPAA, issues affecting medical and other welfare benefits, benefit issues associated with mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation issues, issues related to individual retirement accounts, and ERISA issues generally.

Stan also has experience in corporate and general business matters, including the negotiation and documentation of the sale and purchase of businesses.

Education & Admissions


  • Davidson College

    (B.S. Mathematics, magna cum laude, 2002)
    Phi Beta Kappa; Bernard Society for Mathematics

  • University of Virginia School of Law

    (J.D., 2005)
    Editor, Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal


  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio



  • Establishment and consultation regarding legal compliance of executive compensation and incentive plans, including 409A compliance.
  • Establishment, qualification, and consultation regarding all types of employee benefit plans, including 401(k), employee stock ownership plans, defined benefit plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation.
  • Legal counsel on HIPAA privacy and data security compliance.
  • Legal counsel on issues affecting medical and other welfare benefits.
  • Counsels fiduciaries in connection with ERISA obligations, including complex prohibited transaction issues.
  • Assists on ERISA and benefits-related litigation matters, disputes, audits, and governmental investigations.
  • Represents businesses of all sizes, fiduciaries, individuals, and financial providers in connection with all types of ERISA and benefits-related issues and matters.
  • Assists with counseling clients regarding benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Legal counsel on issues affecting individual retirement accounts.
  • Assists clients in understanding their obligations and avoiding costly penalties through guidance and interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Representation of a variety of corporate and other entities in formation, general business, and commercial matters.
  • Experience in the representation of banks and insurance providers with regards to state and federal regulatory compliance.

Publications & Presentations

Client Alerts

  • "Q&A: Tax Provisions of the CARES Act," Ulmer & Berne LLP Client Alert (April 2020)
  • "Retirement Plan Relief Provided by the CARES Act," Ulmer & Berne LLP Client Alert (April 2020)
  • “OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program,” Ulmer & Berne LLP, Client Alert (April 2016)
  • “IRS Amendments to Prohibit Lump-Sum Windows for Retirees Already Receiving Annuity Payments,” Ulmer & Berne LLP, Client Alert (July 2015)
  • “Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) for Insured and Self-Insured Group Medical Plans Required Commencing,” Ulmer & Berne LLP, Client Alert (September 2012)
  • “Department of Labor Provides Additional Guidance for Compliance with Looming Fee Disclosure Requirements,” Ulmer & Berne LLP, Client Alert (August 2012)


  • 2021 Legal Update on Retirement Plans,” Ulmer Webinar (April 2021)
  • Benefit Plan Changes in Light of COVID-19,” Ulmer Webinar (June 2020)
  • “Choice of Entity After Tax Reform – Understanding the Stakes,” Ulmer Tax Seminar Series (July 2018)
  • “Executive Compensation,” Benefits Boot Camp, WEB Cleveland (June 2018)
  • “Employee Benefits and Pension Law for Employment Lawyers,” The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series (January 2015)



  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Worldwide Employee Benefit Network (WEB) (Secretary, Northeast Ohio Chapter; Member, Cleveland Chapter Steering Committee)


  • Hunger Network (Board of Trustees)
  • Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (Associate Board)



  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2022)
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2017-2020)


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