Kent G. Cprek has over 35 years of specialized ERISA and tax experience and serves as the firm’s ERISA Practice Co-Leader. His practice concentrates on the representation of Taft‑Hartley fringe benefit funds in ERISA, tax, and bankruptcy counseling and litigation.
Kent has worked almost exclusively on ERISA Plan issues since 1981. He has litigated many published cases on withdrawal liability, bankruptcy and ERISA issues, including significant appellate work, and has extensive credits for writing and teaching.
While in law school at the University of Michigan, Kent was a law clerk in the Legal Department of the United Auto Workers working on ERISA litigation, trade adjustment assistance and labor law reform. He practiced labor and ERISA litigation in Detroit, Michigan from 1978 to early 1981 and then worked at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on pioneering pension plan termination cases from 1981 until joining Jennings Sigmond in May 1984.
Outside of the office, Kent enjoys spending time with his family and any time near water, as well as overseeing a diversified college sports portfolio.
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