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Gary S. Lesser


Gary has over 40 years of experience in ERISA and is nationally recognized as a leading expert in the field.

Gary is the principal of GSL Galactic Publishing, LLC, a pension and retirement benefit consulting practice. He has strong technical and marketing experience with qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, programs and products, especially those used by individuals and smaller business owners.

Mr. Lesser is a former IRS Tax Law Specialists with the Employee Plans Division. He provides technical, legal, and marketing support services to financial consultants, insurance agents, pension practitioners, and financial institutions, as well as to employers who sponsor SEPs, SARSEPs, and SIMPLE plans. His practice includes the preparation of spreadsheets and schedules involving the EPCRS and VFCP correction programs. Gary is also the developer of several retirement plan software programs that are used for designing and illustrating contributions under integrated and non-integrated plans benefitting self-employed individuals. His programs, QP-SEP Illustrator™ and SIMPLE Illustrator®, are marketed and distributed nationally. He also provides retirement plan design and custom plan illustration and allocation services.

Gary is a contributing author and technical editor of the Health Savings Account Answer BookRoth IRA Answer BookSIMPLE, SEP, and SARSEP Answer Book, and the 457 Answer Book. He was also a contributing author and technical editor of Aspen Publishers Quick Reference To IRAs, and the Life Insurance Answer Book For Qualified Plans and Estate Planning, in addition to the CPA’s Guidebook to Retirement Plans for Small Businesses, the Adviser’s Guide to Health Savings Accounts, as well as several continuing professional education (CPE) programs for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Along with his father, he wrote and published Basic Accounting Simplified.