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Cynthia Sferra Ellner

Cynthia Sferra Ellner

Practice areas:

Employee Benefits, Employment & Labor, Divorce & Separation

About Me

Who I Am:
I am a retirement and pension administrator consultant emphasizing in the representation of clients with regulatory agencies concerning retirement plan matters and supports
family law attorneys by drafting Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs).

Prior to becoming a Principal in California Pensions, I was President, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Trust Officer, of California Central Trust Bank in Irvine, California from 1988 to 1992. During my tenure there, the bank and trust assets grew three times to $157 million and $900 million, and profitability went from negative to a net of $2 million annually.

Who I Help:
I help clients with self-directed retirement plans consisting of defined benefit plans (including cash balance) and defined contribution plans (including profit sharing, 401(k), 403(b), 457, new comparability, age weighted, and money purchase plans)

How I Help:
I specialize in design, implementation, administration, asset record keeping, and employee communication for all types of retirement plans.

I act as an administrator, record keeper, and consultant for all types of qualified and non-qualified plans and have been providing these services for individuals, corporation, and financial institutions since 1992.

If you have any questions please visit www.pacpensions.com or give me a call at (310) 461-0340.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Employee Benefits: 90%
    34 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    29 years, 500 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 5%
    24 years, 200 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • John Greel Ralls Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Cynthia is a talented employee benefits attorney and I recommend her. I had the pleasure of working with her at a high level attorney conference a couple of years ago.

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    John Ralls Oil & Gas Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Peter Scott Bauman

    Cynthia Ellner is a talented attorney and I recommend her. I had the pleasure of working with her at a recent high level attorney conference.

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    Peter Bauman Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

California Pension Administrators & Consultants, Inc.

6171 W Century Blvd
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA, 90045

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198405/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentCalifornia Pension Administrators & Consultants, Inc.1993 - Present
PresidentCalifornia Central Trust Bank1988 - 1992
Senior Vice PresidentCalifornia Central Trust Bank1986 - 1988
Vice President Senior Trust OfficerLloyds Bank1984 - 1986
Vice President Government RelationsLloyds Bank1979 - 1983

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Culver Marina Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationN/A1992 - 2007
Executive Forum Cal State FullertonMember1988 - 1992
Indpendent Bankers Associationmember National Public Relations Committee1988 - 1992
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present
California Bankers CouncilMember Executive Committee1981 - 1991
American Bar AssoicationN/AN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of California Santa BarbaraN/AundergraduateN/A
University of West Los Angeles School of Law - West Los AngelesLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UBS Colorado Springs7 COMMON DEFECTS IN SMALL BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL PLANS THAT CAN DESTROY YOUR RETIREMENT DREAMS2011