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Ilene Ferenczy is an employee benefits attorney practicing in California and Georgia for 17+years. A member of the benefits community since 1977, Ms. Ferenczy has also been a consultant and TPA for retirement plans. She represents clients in all areas of employee benefits, including IRS and DOL audits, plan documentation, compliance reviews and corrections, benefits in M&A situations, and plan design. She is a nationally known speaker and the author of 5 books on benefits issues.


Contact info

2200 Century Pkwy Ne Ste 560
Atlanta, GA, 30345

2200 Century Parkway, Suite 560
Atlanta, GA, 30345


Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 100%
    24 years



Hourly ($350-450/hour)

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GAActive Member in Good Standing 200307/15/2016
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Educator of the YearAmerican Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior MemberThe Law Offices of Ilene H. Ferenczy, LLC2004 - Present
PartnerPowell Goldstein2001 - 2004
Of CounselAltman, Kritzer & Levick, P.C.1998 - 2001
Senior managerArthur Andersen, LLP1997 - 1998
Associate AttorneyReish & Luftman, A.P.C.1993 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2008
National Institute of Pension AdministratorsAccredited Pension Administrator1993 - 2008
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - 2008
California Bar AssociationMember1992 - 2008
American Society of Pension Professionals and ActuariesBoard of Directors member1982 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Employee Benefits in Mergers and AcquisitionsBook2008
Plan Qualification and Compliance BasicsBook2008
401(k) Plans and Intermediate Administrative TopicsBook2008
Advanced Administrative TopicsBook2008
The Journal of Pension BenefitsCo-editor in Chief of Journal2008
The Plan Termination Answer BookBook2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Benefits ConferenceCompensation Consternation2009
DOL SpeaksDOL Voluntary Fiduciary Compliance Program2009
Benefits Conference of the SouthBenefits Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions2009
Atlanta ABCEmployee Benefits in Mergers & Acquisitions2009
ASPPA Advanced Actuarial ConferenceFunding Notices and Other DB Disclosures2009
Advanced Pension ConferenceKeeping Current; Employee Benefits in Mergers & Acquisitions; DOL Rules on Fee Disclosure2009
ASPPA Annual ConferenceKeeping Current; IRS Q&A2008