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Ilene Ferenczy (J.D. ’02)

Adjunct Faculty

Employee Benefit Plans


Ilene Ferenczy (J.D. ’02), founder of the Ferenczy Benefits Law Center in Atlanta, specializes in qualified pension and profit sharing plans, nonqualified plans, employee stock ownership plans and tax-sheltered annuity plans for tax exempt organizations.

Her expertise includes the design and implementation of retirement plans, consulting with clients on retirement plan issues in relation to mergers and acquisitions, representing companies and plans under audit by the IRS, Department of Labor and the PBGC, and consulting with clients regarding a myriad of planning, taxation and fiduciary liability issues. In addition to working with companies to develop various benefit programs, Ferenczy advises clients on the issues that arise on a day-to-day basis in these plans.

A member of the employee benefits community since 1977, Ferenczy was a vice president of a Southern California pension administration company prior to going to law school. After law school, she specialized in ERISA at both Los Angeles and Atlanta law firms. Additionally, she has worked in the benefits practice of a “Big Five” accounting firm.

Ferenczy is a seasoned benefits professional, with experience in both the legal and technical aspects of employee benefit plans, as well as the practical administrative concerns that businesses and plan administrators face on a daily basis. She has earned the designations of Certified Pension Consultant from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and Accredited Pension Administrator from the National Institute of Pension Administrators.

Ferenczy was the first female co-chair of ASPPA’s Government Affairs Committee, and is a member of ASPPA’s Board of Directors, and a trustee of the ASPPA Pension Education and Research Foundation.

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