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Michael R. Rayfield

Michael focuses on corporate, employee benefits, and tax matters. He assists clients with business transactions, ERISA compliance, and tax issues affecting both companies and individuals. Prior to attending law school, Michael was employed by the State of California as a tax auditor.


  • Bradley University (B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude, 2010)
  • Bradley University (M.S., Accounting, 2010)
  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2016)

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Peoria, IL

401 Main St, Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 673-1681
Fax: (309) 673-1690

Michael R. Rayfield In the News

Avoiding Common Benefits Issues – AAIM’s Employment Law Series 2020

On July 15, 2020, Attorney Michael Rayfield will present “Avoiding Common Benefits Issues.”  Topics covered will include: are HR Professionals fiduciaries under ERISA?; Are employee contributions being timely transferred to a 401(k) Plan?  Do employer eligibility provisions comply with federal law?  Are employees on unpaid leave eligible for benefits under the ACA?  What benefits are required to be provided to an employee’s spouse?

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