Our Attorneys


Jane Piehler

Jane brings more than 20 years of experience in leading multinational and cross-functional teams, while serving top global corporations. In addition to her extensive knowledge of employee benefits, consumer products, financial services, banking, and pharmaceutical, she also has significant experience consulting on retirement plan design and complex compliance issues affecting global entities. Additionally, she provides services in all areas of ERISA and IRC compliance. Prior to co-founding Piehler Heikkinen & Gerboth, she served as managing director for Deloitte Tax LLP. Jane earned her B.A. in government and politics, and English from St. John's University and her J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. jpiehler@phglawgroup.com


Deb Heikkinen

Co-founder and lead partner, Debra served in several leadership capacities at Deloitte Tax LLP, where she directed divisions and managed multinational corporate accounts for more than 20 years. Her specific experience includes federal and state tax audits and related negotiations. Additionally, she has worked extensively in the areas of federal income and employment tax reporting and withholding health checks, including analysis of supplemental wage requirements, Medicare taxation, and calculation of potential tax exposure and penalties. Debra also regularly consults on payroll tax and accounting. She earned her A.B. in government and economics from Smith College, her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, and an L.L.M in tax from Boston University. dheikkinen@phglawgroup.com