Kent G. Cprek

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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.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit,
  • Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit,
  • Seventh Circuit and Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania,
  • District of Columbia and Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Laws in Taxation, 1984
  • University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1978
  • University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts with Honors, 1974