Bentley J. Tolk is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group, with an emphasis in the areas of ERISA litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Tolk has represented employers, third-party administrators, and insurance companies in a wide variety of ERISA and employee benefits disputes. He has also represented national and local employers in numerous employment-related lawsuits and disputes. In addition, Mr. Tolk has represented both national and local companies in connection with disputes relating to trademarks, intellectual property, and/or patents. He has broad-ranging experience in other areas of litigation.
Mr. Tolk established and hosts the ERISA Litigation Podcast. He is or has been a presenter with such organizations as the Utah State Bar, ALI-ABA, the Salt Lake Society of Human Resource Managers, and The Employers Council.
Mr. Tolk has been awarded an AV rating – the highest awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. He has been continuously listed in Utah Business magazine as one of Utah’s Legal Elite in labor and employment, as well as Best Lawyers in America 2012-2015 editions. Mr. Tolk has also been recognized in 2014 by Mountain States Super Lawyers.
Publications & Speaking Engagements:
- New Rules Impacting Telephone Consumer Protection Act in Effect
Seminar, Social Networking: Employers Beware!, The Employers Council
Seminar, How To Advance Your Career By Publishing A Book, Utah State Bar
Book Review, "Overcoming The 6-Minute Life," Review of Legal Resources
Seminar, The Secrets of Highly Successful Practice Development in Utah
"Request to arbitrate dispute over Enron insurance proceeds denied," Society for Human Resource Management
Dec 22, 2006
Seminar, Benefits From Alternative Billing & Technology, Utah State Bar
Co-author, "Tread cautiously when denying ERISA claims"
June 1, 2006
Book Author, Overcoming The 6-Minute Life: How And Why the Legal Profession Should Free Itself From Billable Hours, 2006