Portrait of Edward F. Feibel, Eaton Peabody
Edward F. Feibel, Eaton Peabody

Edward F. Feibel
Senior Counsel, Eaton Peabody
100 Middle Street, P.O. Box 15235
Portland, ME 04112-5235
(207) 274-5266


Ed has worked in all aspects of employee benefits for over 30 years. He works primarily with employers in the establishment, operation and maintenance of tax-qualified retirement plans, employee stock ownership plans, tax-favored retirement plans for tax-exempt and governmental entities, Taft-Hartley plans, cafeteria plans, health care and other welfare and fringe benefit programs, and executive compensation arrangements. A significant portion of Ed’s time is devoted to resolving compliance issues under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. He represents large and small businesses, nonprofit organizations and governmental entities. Ed also has an active practice preparing qualified domestic relations orders for individuals going through divorce. He regularly works with many of the banks, investment managers, stockbrokers, actuaries, third-party administrators, insurance companies and insurance brokerages active in northern New England. Although the majority of his clients are located in Maine, Ed has worked with clients located in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Texas and California and with clients headquartered in Canada.

Prior to joining Eaton Peabody in 2010 Ed was a solo employee benefits practitioner for 19 years. Prior to September 1991 Ed was associated with Drummond Woodsum in Portland, ME, from April 1987 through August 1991, where his practice emphasized employee benefits and executive compensation. From November 1982 through February 1987 he was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Fried Frank, one of the nation’s preeminent law firms. During Ed’s tenure with Fried Frank his practice emphasized executive compensation, transactional business/tax planning and general corporate practice. Between college and law school Ed held a variety of jobs, including two years (1975-77) as a construction worker in Oslo, Norway. He has retained a very basic knowledge of Norwegian.

Areas of Practice

Employee Benefits

Executive Compensation

ERISA Compliance


“Best Lawyers in America” Annual Guide to Labor and Employment Law, 2010 – present
“Best Lawyers in America” Lawyer of the Year for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Portland, ME 2016
“Chambers USA” Annual Guide to Labor and Employment Law, 2014 – present

Bar Admissions

State of Maine
District of Columbia
U. S. District Court, District of Columbia
U. S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


J.D., University of Maine School of Law, cum laude (1982)
Bucknell University, B.A. (1974)

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
Maine State Bar Association, Member
MSBA Membership Insurance Benefits Committee, Chairperson
Cumberland Bar Association
Maine Employee Benefits Council, Director/Member
TE/GE Northeast Pension Liaison Group Joint TE/GE Council, Board Member/President 2019-2020