Ulmer & Berne LLP

Patricia A Shlonsky

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Practice Areas

Employee Benefits, ERISA Litigation, Executive Compensation.


Patty serves as Partner-In-Charge of Ulmer’s Cleveland office. In addition to guiding the office’s development, client service, business, and operations efforts, Patty leads the firm’s Employee Benefits and Tax Practice Groups. With more than 30 years of experience, Patty’s practice focuses on assisting clients in the establishment qualification, and maintenance of all types of employee benefit plans. She advises clients regarding employee benefit compliance issues, benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security issues under HIPAA, health benefits, executive compensation, and represents clients involved in governmental and private dispute resolution. Patty also has comprehensive experience handling all types of ERISA litigation.

Professional Memberships

Member, WEB (Working in Employee Benefits); Former Vice President and Trustee, American Society of Pension Actuaries Benefits Council of Cleveland; Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.


Author of book review blog www.frombriefstobooks.com.


Board of Trustees, Cuyahoga County Public Library; Vice President, Board of Directors, The City Club of Cleveland. Board of Directors, BVU: The Center For Nonprofit Excellence.