Since joining Blake & Uhlig in 2006, Mr. Terry has focused his practice on the representation of collectively bargained defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans and health & welfare plans. Mr. Terry has experience in all aspects of employee benefits law, including ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance, fiduciary responsibility, investment issues, collection matters, plan qualification issues, benefit claims and appeals processing, benefit disputes, drafting of plan documents, amendments, and summary plan descriptions, negotiation of service provider agreements, and requests for determination of tax-exempt status. Mr. Terry regularly attends trustee meetings and advises trustees and administrative staff on all legal aspects of fund administration. Mr. Terry is admitted to practice law in Kansas and Missouri. Prior to joining Blake & Uhlig, Mr. Terry served as a Research Attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals, providing advice and counsel to the Court on appellate matters.
Mr. Terry received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas. He attended Washburn University School of Law on a full-tuition merit scholarship, where he was the recipient of three CALI Distinguished Achievement Awards. Mr. Terry graduated from Washburn Law cum laude in May 2002. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Terry entered the Graduate Tax Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he was selected to participate in the Advanced Tax Fellowship Program. In May 2003, Mr. Terry graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law with a Master of Laws degree in Taxation.