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Mikaela Habib

Mikaela C. Habib

Senior Counsel
(415) 995-5875


Mikaela is an experienced employee benefits attorney who focuses on client matters concerning ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, as well as IRS and Department of Labor regulations. She translates these complex policies and codes into straightforward best practices for her clients.

In addition, she advises for-profit and nonprofit clients on matters related to health care plans, retirement plans, and tax compliance issues. She provides guidance to clients on administrative and fiduciary issues, withdrawal liability issues, and nonqualified deferred compensation matters. Mikaela also has experience in a variety of employee benefits litigation matters, health and welfare matters, advising on fiduciary responsibilities, as well as benefits related components of merger & acquisition transactions.

Areas of Focus


J.D. UC Law San Francisco (Formerly UC Hastings) ( 2010 )
B.S. magna cum laude University of Arizona ( 2007 )

Academic Distinction

U.C. Hastings Business Law Journal, Staff Member

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Admissions and Courts


California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2022)