MEET FERENCZY BENEFITS LAW CENTER,
Ferenczy Benefits Law Center practices exclusively in employee benefits law, including pension, 401(k), profit sharing, and other qualified plans, as well as nonqualified deferred compensation plans, executive compensation programs, and 403(b) and 457 plans for nonprofit and governmental organizations.
We are ERISA lawyers who act as ongoing benefits counsel or are retained to provide legal services in relation to a specific employee benefits concern. For example, Ferenczy Benefits Law Center can resolve benefits issues in a merger or acquisition, represent you in an IRS audit or DOL investigation, or help you fix compliance or operational errors in your plan.
We emphasize practical and understandable business solutions to all employee benefits issues.
DID YOU MISS IT? VIRTUAL PENSIONS ON PEACHTREE
MAY 18 -19, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel our live Pensions on Peachtree event originally scheduled for May 4–5, and instead revised our structure and planned for a virtual event on May 18-19. We realize that although most practitioners have continued to service their clients and carry on their daily business while working from home, sometimes under challenging conditions (kids at home due to school closings, other adults also working and in close quarters, etc.), the need for professional development continues.
We are gratified to announce that our virtual conference was a resounding success, with over 400 participants, and a great many kudos received on both the course content and the expertise and presentation styles of the faculty (Ilene Ferenczy, Alison Cohen, Derrin Watson, and Adrienne Moore of our firm, in conjunction with presenters from FIS). Of course, the traditional BBQ at Ilene’s home she has hosted every previous year didn’t happen (we just couldn’t figure out how to make those logistics work virtually!), but the attendees came away with not only their CE credits, but a better understanding of all the changes occurring in the pension industry our clients and colleagues are dealing with over the past months due to the pandemic and emergency status we continue to live under.
Thank you to those who altered their plans and attended our virtual conference, and to those who missed it – who knows what 2021 will bring? Will Pensions on Peachtree again be virtual? Will we be able to again congregate as a group for a 2021 face-to-face conference? Either way, plan now because we hope you can be part of our 2021 conference. From all of us, stay well!
To provide you with top-notch practical and understandable legal advice and timely and proactive solutions to employee benefits challenges.
OUR VALUES DEFINE US
We are committed to providing realistic solutions that are clearly communicated to our clients. We are the “go to” firm for unraveling and solving complex employee benefits issues.
Tired of legalese? We speak and write for your benefit and not ours, in clear and concise terms.
ERISA is a highly technical and constantly changing area of law. We have the knowledge and experience to provide our clients with easy access to analysis and creative “out of the box” solutions for benefits issues.
Our congenial relationships both internally and externally—with our clients and with government regulators and representatives—mean that we are comfortable and even fun to work with.
The honesty, intelligence, and commitment of our people are vital to our mission and yours. We maintain the highest standards of personal and business ethics.
We believe in open communication, mutual respect, and reasonable expectations. We foster consensus building through teamwork, and our clients view us as trusted partners.
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SOME GREAT TESTIMONIALS
KUDOS TO US!
We are all incredibly excited to have Ilene speak at the Employee Benefit Institute’s annual conference. She is among the most dynamic and interesting presenters in the retirement plan field.”
Employee Benefit Institute ,Brad Schlozman – Hinkle Law Firm LLC
Thanks SO much to you and your team. This was one tough auditor! I am very grateful for your knowledge, expertise, experience and professionalism. You are all the best!!! Platinum Pension Group, LLC
Platinum Pension Group, LLC ,Joy DeStephano, Principal
"My Mom retired from her job as a Registered Nurse at the local hospital after 33 years of service. The hospital tried to void all but 10 years of her service for a grandfathered retirement plan, offering my Mom a mere third of the benefit that she was entitled to. With Ilene's expertise, we were able to wage a successful battle with the hospital. Not only did the hospital pay Mom her rightful retirement in full, but they paid interest on it for the two years it took to settle, and reimbursed my parents the legal and professional fees that they paid. Almost all of Ilene's time was done pro bono because she felt that the hospital's actions were so egregious and my parents, now living on Social Security benefits alone, were not in the position to pay. Ilene didn't have to do that, but it goes to show the type of person that she is. On behalf of my parents and myself, we are eternally grateful!"
Supporting Strategies ,Emily Broome-Garrison, CPA
“Your team has been fabulous to work with. Thank you all for straightening me out!”
DF Pensions, Inc. ,Dennis Povloski, owner
Thank you and thanks to your staff for a great presentation today. We really appreciate the effort your team puts into the webinar each year. They are easy to work with on the set-up and provide a variety of knowledge to the case studies. The number of attendees for this webinar is attributable to your reputation (WP&BC Governing Board Ethics Webinar).
Benefit Resources, Inc. ,Kathy Cannon - Chief Operations Manager
Regarding the 2017 Pensions on Peachtree Conference, I wanted to thank you for putting on a top notch event. We thoroughly enjoyed not only the information/instruction, but also the social aspects of this event and look forward to attending for many years to come.
Acuff & Associates ,Lisa R. Morris - Acuff & Associates
Thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of VTI. Not only are we pleased with the outcome, but you made this a much easier process by being so nice to work with.
VTI Security ,Becca Rausenberger - VTI Security
It’s always a pleasure to work with Ferenczy Benefits! As the foremost experts in 3(16) Services, you have been invaluable in helping us set up our fiduciary services model. We are confident that we are offering our clients a premier service while mitigating the risk we take as a provider of fiduciary services. Thank you for being such a great partner!
Associated Pension Consultants, Inc. ,Warren Simon - Associated Pension Consultants, Inc.
I truly appreciated the way you listened to my concerns and addressed them in the documents. As you know, some attorneys listen better than others, and I am so appreciative that you are a good listener.
CBIZ Financial Solutions, Inc. ,Kathryn H. Louttit - Corporate Counsel - CBIZ Financial Solutions, Inc.
Our organization has enjoyed the opportunity to partner with Ilene for three separate retirement education programs in the last four years. Our audience is demanding, consisting of ERISA attorneys, retirement plan third party administrators, service providers, HR professionals, and advisors, and arrives at our events with the highest expectations. Ilene always delivers the technical content that our audiences expect. When we partner with Ilene, we do so with complete confidence that our audience’s time will be richly rewarded, and we are very proud to have her as an education partner.
CEBS Testimonial ,2016 President - Central Indiana Chapter- International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists
Ilene is one of the best ERISA attorneys in our industry.