Lisette Sell

Special Counsel

I advise companies of any size on employee benefits issues, from establishing to terminating benefit plans and assisting with compliance throughout.

+1 415 693 2007

Lisette Sell focuses in the areas of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, equity compensation and executive compensation. Since 1990, she has advised employers on the design and operation of all types of retirement, equity compensation and deferred compensation plans, including, 401(k), incentive, employee stock purchase, defined benefit, 403(b) and 457(f) plans. She has also counseled clients on numerous medical and other welfare benefit plan matters including health care reform compliance, severance plan design, VEBAs, COBRA and flexible benefit plans.

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Practices & Industries


  • William & Mary School of Law
    JD, 1990

  • University of Iowa
    BBA, Accounting
    summa cum laude, 1986

Admissions & Credentials




  • American Association of Attorney - Certified Public Accountants

  • American Bar Association

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • National Center for Employee Ownership

  • The Bar Association of San Francisco

  • Western Pension & Benefits Conference


+1 415 693 2007 office

101 California Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-5800