G. Alexander Hamilton

Senior Counsel

P 502-562-7259

F 502-589-0309


400 West Market Street

Suite 2000

Louisville, KY 40202

Alex Hamilton is a member of the Firm's Labor & Employment Service Team.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of employee benefits including the design, implementation and termination of qualified retirement plans, including ESOPs, health and welfare plans, nonqualified deferred compensation, stock options, and other executive compensation arrangements.  He has extensive experience in handling and negotiating benefits issues in business transactions.  His practice also includes benefits controversies and litigation.

  • Representative Matters 
    • Heading a team that designed, installed and currently maintains a state-of-the-art "KSOP" for an affiliate of one of the largest companies in the world
    • Creating complex and sophisticated deferred compensation and retirement planning design for high level public university employees, including athletic coaches
    • Successfully representing employers before the IRS, Department of Labor and EEOC, including a recent very favorable settlement with the Department of Labor involving plan investments for a medium-sized employer
  • Professional Experience 
    • Compensation Manager for the City of Louisville
    • Former tax counsel to the Louisville Bar Association
  • Honors 

    • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Litigation-ERISA, 1989-2021
    • Highest Professional Rating (AV®) by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers" in the areas of Employee Benefits Law and Retirement Benefits/Pension Law by Louisville Magazine, March 2014
  • Education 

    1980 - J.D., University of Louisville

    1974 - B.S., Centre College

  • Presentations 

    Mr. Hamilton is a frequent speaker on various employee benefits topics, including most recently Health Care Reform and its impact on employers.

  • Admissions 
    • Kentucky
  • Publications 

    Mr. Hamilton has published numerous articles, including recent articles in the Kentucky Business Journal and the Nashville Business Journal on the IRS voluntary correction program for employee plans.  His articles also include such wide-ranging topics as “Pension Plan Withdrawal Liability” and “Tax Issues for Tax-Exempt Hospitals”.

  • Professional Activities and Memberships 
    • American Bar Association (Employee Benefits Committee of the Taxation Section)
    • Louisville and Kentucky Bar Associations
    • Louisville Employee Benefits Council, President (1993), Executive Committee (1989-1994)
    • Louisville Deferred Compensation Practitioners Group