Valerie B. Hovland, Esq.


Valerie graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with Bachelor of Arts with Distinction and also obtained an Employee Benefits Certificate from the Institute for Employee Benefits Training from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  Valerie obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law.  

Work experience

Valerie has over twenty-five years of experience working with employee benefit plans.  Before coming to Allotta | Farley Co., LPA, Valerie had extensive experience in employee benefits matters.  Valerie worked for Buck Consultants in their Pension department designing and drafting pension and profit sharing plans as well as submitting plans for qualification with the IRS.  Valerie also worked as the Human Resources/Retirement Coordinator for Virginia Beach General Hospital; Director of Pension Planning for the Midwest Continental Company; an ERISA Attorney for Cory and Celley, LLC; Assistant Vice President of Employee Benefits for Huntington Bank;  and a Manager of Retirement Plans and Executive Benefits for HCR Manor Care.  Valerie was also the President of Pension Vision and a consulting and compliance officer for Burns Consulting Associates, where she worked on design and compliance of health benefit plans.  Valerie was also retained by the University of Toledo College of Law as an Adjunct Professor to teach the Employee Benefit Plans course.  Valerie also serves as a Board Member of the Wood County Tax Incentive Review Council and a board member of the Perrysburg Public Schools Board of Education. 

Areas of Practice

ERISA Multiemployer and Single Benefit Plans, Plan Design, Trustee Counseling, IRS Submissions and Qualifications of Plan Documents, Employee Benefits, ERISA Benefits and Delinquent Employer Litigation

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Ohio, 1992

Professional Associations

Ohio Bar Association, Benefits and Insurance Branch Member

Toledo Bar Association

With offices in Toledo and Lima, OH Allotta Farley Co., L.P.A. serves clients throughout northwest OH with various legal matters. Areas of service include Allen County, Ashland County, Auglaize County, Crawford County, Defiance County, Erie County, Fulton County, Hancock County, Hardin County, Henry County, Huron County, Lucas County, Marion County, Mercer County, Morrow County, Ottawa County, Paulding County, Putnam County, Richland County, Sandusky County, Seneca County, Van Wert County, Williams County, Wood County, Wyandot County.

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