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Eric S. Namee

Eric S. Namee

Practice areas:

Employee Benefits, Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion, Tax

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About Me

Mr. Namee’s primary areas of practice include Employee Benefits, Taxation, and Tax Litigation. He has been with the firm since its founding in 1987 and heads its taxation, employee benefits, and employment law practice group. He has practiced in employee benefit matters for more than 23 years and represented clients before the IRS for more than 25 years. Eric is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former president of the Kansas Bar Association Tax Section. He is a member of the Gulf Coast IRS TE/GE Employee Benefits Council and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants Tax Cabinet. He was the co-author of the Tax Law chapter of the annual Survey of Kansas Law from 1990 to 2006. Eric is a frequent speaker on employee benefit and IRS practice topics and is a guest instructor for the Tax Procedure course offered by the University of Kansas School of Law.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Employee Benefits: 65%
  2. Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion: 25%
  3. Tax: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Jon Peter Von Achen

    Eric is well versed in the latest changes to employee benefits, particularly when it comes to the almost daily changes in health care as it relates to employers.

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    Jon Von Achen Probate Attorney
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Contact Info

Hinkle Law Firm LLC

301 North Main St.
Suite 2000
Wichita, KS, 67202-4820

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KSAuthorized to practice law198408/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2005
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberHinkle Law Firm LLC1987 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kansas IRS/Bar Liason CommitteeChairman1991 - 2000
American Bar AssociationAdministrative Practice CommitteeN/A
Wichita State University Endowment AssociationNational Advisory CounselN/A
Virginia H. Farah FoundationTrustee and PresidentN/A
St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological SeminaryTrusteeN/A
Orthodox Christian Prison MinistryTrusteeN/A
Wichita Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Society of Human Resource ManagersN/AN/A
Kansas Society of Certified Public AccountantsN/AN/A
Kansas Bar Association, Tax Law SectionExecutive Committee and Past PresidentN/A
University of Kansas School of LawGuest InstructorN/A
Gulf Coast IRS TE/GEEmployee Benefits CounsilN/A
Financial Industry Regulatory AuthorityN/AN/A
Dynamis FoundationTrusteeN/A
American Society of Pension Professionals and ActuariesAssociated Professional MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationCommittee of Employee BenefitsN/A
American Association of Attorney-Certified Public AccountantsN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Martin v. CommissionerHinkle Elkouri won this case against the IRS.
Lewis v. CommissionerThe firm won this case against the IRS.
Consolidated Manufacturing Inc. v. CommissionerVictory on appeal.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Kansas Annual SurveyTax Law Chapter2006
Wichita Business JournalMake Sure You Understand Accountant-Client Privilege.1999
Kansas Society of CPAs NewsletterIRS Admits to Erroneous Construction of 3rd Party Contact1999
Wichita Business JournalNew 401(k) Offers Savings Opportunities.1999
Kansas Society of CPAs NewsletterIRS Actions on 3rd Party Contacts Inconsistent with Intent of New Law.1999
Wichita Business JournalIt’s Not Pleasant — But IRS Audit is Survivable.1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Wichita State UniversityAccountingB.B.A1980

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Wichita Area Legal AdministratorsImportant Employee Benefit Developments to Consider in 20102010
Pension Focus ConferencePractical Steps to Fixing Plan Problems and New Focus on Plan Fiduciaries - How to Fulfill Legal Obligations and Avoid Liability2010
Retirement Plan SeminarQualified Plan Update: New Rules, New Obligations, New Opportunities2009
Mid-Sized Pension ConferenceFiduciary Responsibilities: What Every Plan Sponsor Needs To Know2009
Wichita Area Legal AdministratorsEmployee Benefits Legal Update.2008
Intrust Wealth ManagementEmployee Benefits Update — What Employees Need to Know in 2008.2008
Client SeminarEmployee Benefits Legal Update — What You Need to Know About Welfare Benefits in 20082008
Client SeminarEGTRRA Plan Restatements - An Obligation and an Opportunity.2008
Wichita Legal AdministratorsTax and Employee Benefit Changes for 2007.2007
Grant ThorntonTroubled Plans and How to Fix Them2007
Wichita Area Legal AdministratorsEmployee Benefit Update.2006
Wichita Association of Health UnderwritersHSAs: How Will They Affect You as a Consumer and as a Broker?2006
Grant ThorntonTroubled Plans and How to Fix Them.2006
Construction Financial Management AssociationRoth 401(k) Plans — Are They Right For You?2006
Pension Focus ConferenceGetting Participants Out of a Plan — Traps to Watch Out For.2005
Kansas Tax ConferenceThe Return of IRS Audits — The Pendulum Has Swung Back.2005
Kansas State SHRM Conference & ExpoEmployee Benefits Update: New Rules, New Obligations, New Opportunities.2005
Kansas Bankers Association 2005 Trust ConferenceEmployee Benefit Update.2005
Insurance Management AssociatesUnderstanding COBRA: Simple Concept — Complicated Rules.2005
First National Bank of HutchinsonRoth 401(k) Plans — Are They Right for You?2005
Client SeminarRoth 401(k) Plans — Are They Right for You?2005
Wichita Area Legal AdministratorsNew Regulations Affecting Law Firms: What Law Firm Administrators Need to Know About COBRA, HIPAA, HSAs, and Other Recent Developments Heading into 2005.2004
Society of Human Resource ManagersWhat Employers Need to Know About the HIPAA Medical Privacy Regulations.2004
Preferred Health SystemsUnderstanding COBRA: Simple Concept — Complicated Rules.2004
Keating & Associates Client TeleconferenceWhat Employers Need to Know About the HIPAA Medical Privacy Regulations.2004
Insurance Management AssociatesHealth Savings Accounts.2004
Insurance Management AssociatesUnderstanding COBRA: Simple Concept — Complicated Rules.2004
Hardman Benefit PlansUnderstanding COBRA: Simple Concept — Complicated Rules.2004
Fort Hays State University Small Business Development CenterWhat Employers Need to Know About the HIPAA Medical Privacy Regulations.2004
Client SeminarUnderstanding COBRA: Simple Concept — Complicated Rules.2004
City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of KansasWhat Employers Need to Know About the HIPAA Medical Privacy Regulations.2004