Suzanne Walker focuses her practice on matters relating to employee benefits and executive compensation for public and private companies. Her employee benefit experience includes advising clients with respect to the design, drafting, and operation of tax-qualified retirement plans such as 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans, and KSOPs. Ms. Walker frequently advises clients on executive compensation matters relating to employment and consulting agreements, and the design and implementation of cash and stock-based incentive compensation plans. Publicly-traded companies benefit from Ms. Walker's extensive knowledge of federal securities disclosure and registration rules governing stock benefit plans. Ms. Walker works closely with clients on the drafting of proxy statements and other securities filings.

Private and public companies also seek Ms. Walker's guidance with human resource law issues, including the development of effective personnel policies and practices, employee and director education on employer-sponsored benefit plans, and the management of reductions in force and other severance matters.

Professional & Community Activities

Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place, Member of the Board of Directors

The Christ Child Society, Pro Bono Counsel


  • Hofstra University, J.D.
  • American University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Developing business relationships that are based on trust and a respect of our clients' resources.

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Suzanne A. Walker

Experience Highlights

$27 million merger for Fraternity Community Bancorp, Inc.
Served as counsel to Fraternity Community Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, in its $27 million merger with more
$369.0 million merger between United Financial Bancorp, Inc. and Rockville Financial, Inc.
Represented United Financial Bancorp Inc., West Springfield, Massachusetts, in its stock merger with Rockville Financial Inc., Hartford, Connecticut. more
$145.6 million acquisition of Ocean Shore Holding Co. by OceanFirst Financial Corp.
Represented Ocean Shore Holding Co. headquartered in Ocean City, NJ in its acquisition by OceanFirst Financial Corp. based in Toms River, NJ. The more
Second step conversion of Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan and related public offering for its holding company
Represented Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in its second step conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of more