Eric D. Penkert

Of Counsel || Greenville

Eric 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.

Eric regularly prepares applications under correction programs offered by the IRS and the Department of Labor. He also helps employers provide employee fringe benefits through the review and drafting of qualified educational assistance plans, paid-time off and leaving sharing and donation plans, and employee reimbursement through accountable plan and per-diem arrangements.

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

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