GREENVILLE, SC – January 30, 2012 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that John Wentzell, Jr., from the firm’s Greenville office, has been elected a shareholder. Wentzell was elected to the position during the firm’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Atlanta, Georgia on January 28.
Wentzell practices in the areas of employee benefits law, ERISA, and taxation. He represents clients in the areas of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, fringe benefits, and compliance with other federal laws relating to employee benefits matters.
Wentzell assists clients in designing and drafting plans, advises clients regarding the legal requirements for operating and administering plans, and prepares and submits filings to the Internal Revenue Service. Wentzell earned his J.D. in 2003 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. In 2004, he received an LL.M. in Taxation.
About Ogletree DeakinsOgletree Deakins is the nation’s third-largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 600 lawyers located in 40 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the United States. www.ogletreedeakins.com
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