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Eric D. Penkert

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


Eric D. Penkert helps employers navigate the complicated world of employee benefits laws. He assists businesses in understanding their compliance obligations under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code with respect to retirement, executive compensation, and health and welfare benefits. Eric helps for-profit, tax-exempt, and governmental employers draft and restate their employee benefit plans, including qualified plans such as 401(k) and profit-sharing plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, welfare benefit (wrap) plans, and Internal Revenue Code Section 125 (cafeteria) plan documents. He also advises employers regarding health and welfare benefits laws, including the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA, and ERISA. Mr. Penkert is a 2010 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, where he also completed the Law and Business Certificate Program. In 2011, Mr. Penkert graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with an LL.M. in taxation.



Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide


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