Specialists in ERISA and Employee Benefits Law​

Dorothy "Doll" Lank


Dorothy Headshot

Dorothy “Doll” Lank, a co-founder of KLB Benefits Law Group, is experienced in advising employers on their benefits plans, with a focus on qualified retirement plans, particularly so-called “ROBS” plans. She is developing an expertise in the prohibited transactions rules applicable to qualified retirement plans and to self-directed IRAs.

Doll’s main interest is in helping clients progress toward their financial goals in a range of circumstances involving tax qualified benefits, from the correction of an employer plan failure, to avoiding a prohibited transaction, to the impact of an acquisition on a company’s benefits. As a small business owner herself, she shares a lot in common with her clients and is eager to help untangle the complexities of the federal tax law involved in their matters.

Before focusing on ERISA, prohibited transaction law, and employee benefits, Doll practiced general business law including entity formation, mergers & acquisitions, nonprofit law, real estate, land use, local government law, and even water law. In addition to this broad exposure to various types of legal matters, she also has life experience that enriches her legal practice. From 2000 through 2008, based in Dublin, Ireland and Madrid, Spain, Doll taught English as a Second Language to business people and professionals from all over the world, giving her valuable exposure to international business and diverse points of view. Her focus regarding client relations is to see the client as the customer and end user of her work product; she works hard to make each client comfortable with her advice and with their available options in any given scenario.

Before joining KLB, Doll was Of Counsel to employee benefits boutique firms in California and Colorado, and was particularly active in the Western Pension & Benefits Council, Denver Chapter.

Doll presents regularly on benefits topics to employers and service providers, and is active in industry associations that promote best practices in employee benefits.  


The Bar of the District of Columbia
Women Owned Law


Steering Committee, Women Owned Law, District of Columbia Chapter, 2019 to present
Steering Committee, Western Pension & Benefits Council, Denver Chapter, 2010-2012
Founding Director, International School of Monterey
Founding Director, SOAR Charter School, Denver


2014, District of Columbia
2009, Colorado (currently inactive)
1997, California (currently inactive)

Law School:

Stanford Law School, J.D., 1997
Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, 1996


University of Virginia, B.A., 1987