C. John Wentzell, Jr.

C. John Wentzell, Jr., editor of this Guide, practices in the areas of employee benefits law and taxation. Mr. Wentzell received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2003. During law school, Mr. Wentzell served as a member of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal. In 2004, Mr. Wentzell graduated from the New York University School of Law with an LL.M. in Taxation. His practice focuses on employee benefits law, ERISA and taxation, representing employers in the areas of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation, health and welfare plans, fringe benefits, and compliance with other federal laws relating to employee benefits matters.


Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 650 lawyers located in 44 offices across the United States and in Europe. For more than three decades, Ogletree Deakins has offered clients representation in every aspect of labor and employment laws, including business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law as well as employment litigation and traditional labor law. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the United States.

Ogletree Deakins was named “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Litigation – Labor & Employment and the Employment Law – Management categories in the 2013 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. The firm is proud to have lawyers who are Fellows in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA. Many of our lawyers are widely published in legal journals, newsletters, trade magazines, and continuing legal education materials, and frequently are asked to speak at seminars and programs throughout the country.


Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide