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Cheryl Yerkes is a paralegal in Reinhart's Employee Benefits Practice, specializing in Taft‑Hartley Multiemployer Plans. Among other responsibilities, she supports the Taft-Hartley multiemployer practice team by performing legal research, assisting with document review and compliance, and working with department attorneys to prepare materials, such as plan amendments, for client meetings. She also acts as a liaison for new paralegals and associates, providing them with guidance based on her extensive institutional knowledge.

Her deep insight into benefits matters enable her to distill complex rules quickly and find practical solutions. For more than three decades, Cheryl has enjoyed the challenge of an ever-changing legal landscape, forming productive relationships with her team in the service of clients.

Outside work, she can be found hiking national parks or reading a good book.


  • Assists clients in a range of retirement and health plan issues, including amending qualified plans, preparing administrative forms and notices, and correcting plan operational defects and legal compliance failures

Honors & Affiliations

  • Greater Milwaukee Employee Benefits Council
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Certified Paralegal
  • Wisconsin Retirement Plan Professionals, Ltd.