Meet Our Legal Team

Tony Panagiotu, Attorney, CPA

Tony is the senior member of the PPA Legal Department team.  He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound School of Law and has been practicing ERISA law since 1986.  Tony is a recognized leader in the retirement law and plan design field.

P: (253) 759-8354   F: (253) 759-8417 

Hayden Taylor, Attorney
Panagiotu Pension Advisors, Inc.

Hayden is an ERISA attorney and heads up the Legal Department at PPA.  He earned his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law, after receiving a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California.

Hayden oversees all aspects of retirement plan compliance and document work at PPA, represents plan sponsors in front of the IRS, DOL and other regulatory agencies, and works closely with plan sponsors and service providers to custom design retirement plan programs that fit their specific goals.  Hayden is also a frequent lecturer on ERISA and other retirement plan topics.

A long-time Tacoma resident, Hayden enjoys boating throughout the Puget Sound, is an avid tennis and guitar player, and enjoys travelling with his family and friends.

P: (253) 759-8354, ext. 108   F: (253) 759-8417

Gary Connett, Attorney
PPA Law Group, PLLC

Gary heads the PPA Law Group, PLLC, an affiliate company of Panagiotu Pension Advisors, Inc.  He has over 25 years experience providing a broad range of business, real estate, legal and personal estate planning counsel to large corporations, family businesses and individual clients.

Gary is a 1980 graduate of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College.  He earned his B.A. in 1973 from Ohio State University.

Gary is a frequent speaker on topics of estate and tax planning.

P: (253) 564-3154   F: (253) 759-8417 


Caryl Sagers
Legal Assistant

Caryl joined the firm in 1996, and is responsible for the preparation and ongoing maintenance of the Legal Department's retirement plan documents.  During her time off, Caryl enjoys church activities, gardening, traveling and spending time with her family.

P: (253) 759-8354, ext. 128   F: (253) 759-8417 

Heather Maher
Legal Assistant
Heather joined the firm in 2018 and is responsible for the preparation and ongoing maintenance of the Legal Department's retirement plan documents as well as the Trustee Services client database.  She is a graduate of Seattle University.

Away from the office, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking.

P: (253) 759-8354, ext. 153   F: (253) 759-8417