Derek A. Schryer

Derek is a member of the firm, focusing his work in the areas of corporate, tax, employee benefits and estate planning. He has extensive experience assisting clients with designing, implementing, and administering pension and benefit plans, including employee stock ownership plans, pension plans, profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, self-funded health plans, cafeteria plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans. He also has considerable experience in tax and succession planning for businesses and individuals, as well as negotiating merger and acquisition transactions.

Derek regularly advises individuals in estate planning and estate and gift tax matters. He also regularly counsels executors and trustees concerning estate and trust administration issues.

Derek lectures frequently on a variety of employee benefits and estate planning topics and is frequently published in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits newsletter. He has served as the Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Section Council, and is a member of the ESOP Association. Derek previously served as the chair of the EP!C Foundation and is a member of the Salvation Army Estate Advisory Council.

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S., B.A. magna cum laude, 2004)
  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. summa cum laude, 2007, Order of the Coif)

Contact Derek A. Schryer

daschryer@dcamplaw.com

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Office Locations

Peoria, IL

401 Main Street., Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 673-1681
Fax: (309) 673-1690

Derek A. Schryer In the News

November 2017

On November 2nd, Derek A. Schryer and Jeff. J. Huzenga will be at Estate Planning Council of Central Illinois, speaking on the topic of Strategies Involving IRA and Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations. View More


September 2017

Attorney Derek A Schryer spoke at ERISA – Common Mistakes Made By Employers in Designing/Administering Employee Benefit Plans on September 12th during a luncheon. He discussed avoiding common errors in the design and administration of benefit plans. Other topics of discussion were: ACA requirements, ERISA preemption rules, caution in regards to reactive changes to health plan design, COBRA, Wellness programs and much more. View More


Avoiding Pitfalls in Your Financial Planning

October 16, 2014 at Embassy Suites East Peoria — Derek Schryer will present on wills, trusts, and estate planning at “Avoiding Pitfalls in Your Financial Planning,” in conjunction with The Commerce Trust Company, The Salvation Army, and Laurus Strategies.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the panel discussion to follow at 6 p.m.  Contact Derek if you are interested in additional information regarding this topic.


August 15, 2013

2013 Agri Business Seminar — On August 15, 2013, Derek Schryer and Jay Scholl are presenting at the 2013 Agri Business Seminar.  Held at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton, Illinois, the presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with a free hot breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m.  In addition to Derek and Jay’s discussions regarding legal matters, professionals from the accounting/tax and banking industries will be on hand to provide insight on additional issues impacting the agricultural community.

Contact Derek or Jay for more information or to register for the seminar.


August 2013

2013 Agri Business Seminar — On August 15, 2013, Derek Schryer and Jay Scholl are presenting at the 2013 Agri Business Seminar.  Held at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton, Illinois, the presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with a free hot breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m.  In addition to Derek and Jay’s discussions regarding legal matters, professionals from the accounting/tax and banking industries will be on hand to provide insight on additional issues impacting the agricultural community.

Contact Derek or Jay for more information or to register for the seminar.


January 2013

Abby Clark and Derek Schryer were named Members of the firm.


SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference

Rick Russo, David Lubben, and Derek Schryer are presenting at the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference. Topics will include wage and hour issues, healthcare reform updates, and best practices in employment terminations.

Contact Rick, David, or Derek for more information, or the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter to register for the seminar.


2012 Agri Business Seminar

Derek Schryer and Jay Scholl are presenting at the 2012 Agri Business Seminar. Held at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton, Illinois, the presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with a free hot breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m. In addition to Derek’s programs on “To Gift or Not to Gift: The 2012 Dilemma” and valuation discounts, as well as Jay’s discussions on agricultural law updates and 1031 exchanges, other professionals from the accounting/tax and banking industries will be on hand to provide insight on issues impacting the agricultural community.

Contact Derek or Jay for more information or to register for the seminar.


Annual Human Resources Conference

Rick Russo, Abby Clark, and Derek Schryer presented at the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference.


New W-2 Reporting Requirements: What Employers Need to Know

Derek Schryer published “New W-2 Reporting Requirements: What Employers Need to Know” in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Newsletter (2011).

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Group Health Plan Design Under the Illinois Civil Union Act

Derek Schryer published “Group Health Plan Design Under the Illinois Civil Union Act” in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Newsletter (2011).

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