Firm Welcomes Employee Benefits Attorney Tom Paravola


Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella P.C. is very pleased to announce that Tom Paravola has rejoined the Firm.

Mr. Paravola is a returning member of the Firm’s employee benefits law practice group. He has been practicing exclusively in the area of employee benefits law for more than 30 years, 11 years with Burke Warren from 1989 to 2000. Mr. Paravola’s practice consists of drafting required documents and providing legal advice and representation concerning all matters relating to pension and profit sharing retirement plans (including 401(k) plans), health and welfare benefit plans (including cafeteria plans), and deferred compensation and equity based on executive arrangements (particularly stock option plans). He addresses benefits issues arising in business merger and acquisition transactions and financing transactions involving plan assets, and consults on benefit claim litigation, QDRO preparation, and distribution planning and tax issues. 

Mr. Paravola’s practice includes working with small to mid-size private sector employers, as well as governmental, church and tax-exempt entities, on the full range of employee benefit plan matters. He also acts as counsel to a number of multiemployer pension and health and welfare funds.

Mr. Paravola earned his B.S. from Elmhurst College and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. In addition to his time with Burke Warren, Mr. Paravola’s benefits experience includes time with an employee benefits consulting firm, in his own private practice, and with other Chicago firms. He can be contacted at 312/840-7067 or

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