INTERVIEW WITH ROBIN HENSLEY IN DAILY REPORT – Atlanta, GA
In an article published in the Daily Report on February 2, Ilene Ferenczy discusses how she measures success. In the profile, Ferenczy explains that, until a few years ago, she felt that the progress of the firm didn’t necessarily reflect her experience and knowledge of this complex area of the law: “It felt like we were walking around lost in the desert.” This changed with the creation of a document she calls a “success tracker,” which provides a real-time snapshot of all the firm’s essential metrics. The success tracker delineated how much time the firm invested in each area and the return in income. As a result, Ferenczy was able to adjust staffing and make the firm more profitable and efficient for clients. “We have made a lot of changes solely because we are looking at numbers that make sense and that we can control,” she told the publication. The success tracker also adjusts traditional accounting processes to accommodate a law firm. “If this month’s collections are behind, is it because invoices were sent late, or is it a seasonal downturn? The success tracker has quick answers to such questions,” she shares. With the financial situation under control, Ferenczy says she has more time to do what she does best – serve her clients by being an effective lawyer. For the full article, subscribers to the Daily Report may click here.
WESTERN PENSION & BENEFITS CONFERENCE – Orange County, CA; and San Diego, CA
On March 14-16, Alison Cohen travels to the west coast to present a Breakfast Forum session in Orange County, and a Lunch & Learn session in San Diego, to two different WP&BC chapters. Both presentations will be “Nightmare on TPA Street,” a discussion of real-life EPCRS case studies and the necessary means by which to correct various retirement plan problems.
Alison Cohen will be conducting a webcast for the national membership of ASPPA on March 22 at 2:00 pm ET on “Understanding EPCRS Basics.” To register, go to the asppa.org website.
ERISAPEDIA/FERENCZY BENEFITS LAW CENTER WEBCASTS
On March 27, and repeated on April 10, Ilene Ferenczy will team up with Derrin Watson to present a 100-minute webcast on “Ethics Doesn’t Have to Be Boring.” CE credit will also be available for this webcast. For more information and to register, contact email@example.com.
PENSIONS ON PEACHTREE – Atlanta, GA
Come join Ilene Ferenczy, Alison Cohen, Derrin Watson, and Aaron Moody as they join with the professionals at FIS to present an information-packed two days of benefits insight and training. The conference will be held in the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta during Monday and Tuesday April 23-24, and will be preceded by a welcome reception on Sunday evening at the Ferenczy Benefits Law Center office just across the street from the hotel. In addition to CE credit, participants will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, personal access to benefits gurus, and a tasty BBQ at Ilene’s home. For more information and to register, click here.
ASPPA EASTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE – Philadelphia, PA
Ilene Ferenczy will be one of the presenters at this annual conference for pension practitioners from all over the eastern part of the US during April 26-27. She will be discussing Mergers and Acquisitions, in addition to another topic as yet undecided, and participate on the “Ask the Experts panel.
On June 12 at 2:00 pm ET, Alison Cohen will be conducting a webcast for the national membership of ASPPA as a follow-up to the webcast she is presenting on March 22. This second presentation will discuss “EPCRS Case Studies from the Darkside.” Closer to the time of the webcast, registration will be available on ASPPA’s website at asppa.org.