Gary S. Young is a Partner in Mandelbaum Barrett’s Corporate, ERISA Practice and Employment Law Groups where he utilizes his lengthy legal experience to provide clients with a unique perspective on ERISA, tax and employment matters. In addition to his strong regional presence, his business law practice has extended to clients around the world and geographical locations that include the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Korea and Japan.

Beginning his career as a traditional labor law attorney, he provides employment law advice to private sector employers on subjects such as wage & hour compliance, workplace harassment, FMLA, etc. His labor law experience and extensive ERISA knowledge allows him to successfully represent contributing employers to multi-employer plans in withdrawal liability issues and strategies.

Gary advises clients on a broad range of benefit plan issues to include compliance, plan transfers, mergers, terminations, fiduciary responsibility, executive compensation, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements (IRC 409A) and ERISA related litigation. His extensive ERISA experience has also proved to be invaluable in corporate mergers and acquisitions, where assists by conducting necessary due diligence and attending to closing and post-closing issues.

Gary represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and other governmental agencies. This includes assisting clients with the plan corrections procedures of the IRS (EPCRS) and the DOL (VFCP). In recent years, he has lectured and advised clients on fiduciary responsibility to include compliance under ERISA Sections 404, 406 and 408.

Since 1996, Gary has served as the Outside General Counsel for the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, and is often called upon to speak on behalf of issues affecting the restaurant and hospitality industries in New Jersey.

  • Essex County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

  • New York, 1974
  • New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Restaurants and Those in the Hospitality Business Should Not Rely on Faulty Understandings of Wage & Hour Laws

November 2, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett Employment Law partners Gary Young, Esq. and Brent Pohlman, Esq. will be presenting a Wage and Hour Law Webinar for the NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA) on February 16th at 9am ET. Topics will include determining employment status, wage theft and tip pooling.

Gary Young, Esq. and Brent Pohlman, Esq. to present webinar for NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association

February 1, 2022

Mandelbaum Barrett Employment Law partners Gary Young, Esq. and Brent Pohlman, Esq. will be presenting a Wage and Hour Law Webinar for the NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association (NJRHA) on February 16th at 9am ET. Topics will include determining employment status, wage theft and tip pooling.

Gary S. Young Will be Speaking at the World of the Latino Cuisine: Food Products and Beverage Trade Show

August 20, 2019

Gary S. Young, Member of the Firm's Employment and Labor Law Practice Group, will be speaking at the World of the Latino Cuisine: Food Products and Beverage Trade Show on September 25th at the Meadowlands Expo Center. Gary will be discussing the new laws on sexual harassment in the workplace and what you need to know in this changing environment. Since 1996, Gary has served as the General Counsel for the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, and is often called upon to speak on behalf of issues affecting the entire restaurant industry in New Jersey and he is excited to share his knowledge of employment law with show attendees this year.

Join Mandelbaum Barrett and Sobel Co., LLC for Retirement Plans: The Pros and Cons of a Pre-Approved Plan Breakfast Seminar

July 24, 2019

Attention Business Owners: You don't want to miss this informative program on Retirement Plans: The Pros and Cons of a Pre-Approved Plan being held at Mandelbaum Barrett on September 25th from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Join Mandelbaum Barrett and Sobel & Co., LLC for our breakfast seminar that will cover retirement plans from the legal and accounting perspective. Learn about best practices if you sponsor a qualified plan, prototype pre-approved plans, new IRS Correction Procedures and common plan issues identified by auditors.

Gary Young Authors Op-Ed Piece for NJBIZ on Salary Scrutiny

June 19, 2019

Gary Young, a Member in Mandelbaum Barrett's Corporate and ERISA Practice Groups, explains how employers can ensure that their compensation practices comply with the state's equal pay law in his article featured in NJBIZ. Gary explains how the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act is significantly strengthening protections against employment discrimination by addressing equal pay for women and other protected categories.

Gary S. Young Joins Mandelbaum Barrett's Corporate and Employment Practices

January 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Gary S. Young has joined the Firm as a Member in both the Corporate and ERISA and Employee Benefits Practice Groups. Gary has over 40 years of legal experience concentrating his practice on ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation and assisting businesses and individuals with drafting business formation contracts and documents and advising on tax audit rules. Click here to read more.