Kenneth M. Haneline


Ken began his career almost 30 years ago when the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was becoming effective.  At that time ERISA was only 12 years old.  Since then, Ken has developed a depth and breadth of experience in the employee benefits and taxation areas of the law that few other lawyers have achieved.

Throughout his career, Ken has used the combination of his law background and certified public accountant experience to represent and counsel employers on complicated employee benefit matters.  He regularly represents clients in court, before the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. 

Ken routinely guides employers in the designing and development of effective employee benefit plans, whether such plans involve qualified retirement and pension plans, non-qualified deferred compensation or executive supplemental retirement plans, and welfare benefit plans such as group health, life, disability and others. 

Other Personal Background Information And Interests

Ken and his wife, Mary Kay, raised five children, four boys and a girl, who are now working through college and getting married.  Mary Kay is a proficient artist and teacher.  While not working, you will most likely find Ken and Mary Kay sailing, whether on Lake Erie, Lake Michigan or the Caribbean.  In order to better understand the new challenges facing employers today, Ken is currently enrolled in Harvard’s Business School management program.

Kastner Westman & Wilkins

Kastner Westman & Wilkins LLC is a labor and employment law firm representing management in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Six founding partners who had practiced together for many years formed the firm of Kastner Westman & Wilkins in January 2000.

Since our founding, we have added attorneys and key professionals to our staff in order to provide our clients with sound, comprehensive legal advice on the full range of labor and employment issues. Our professionals have extensive experience in providing management counsel on labor and employment, workers’ compensation, and employee benefits.

Our objective is to maintain a boutique labor and employment law firm that is focused on serving our clients while maintaining a professional, collegial atmosphere.


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