Nicholas P. Damico

Silver Spring, MD

I entered the employee benefits field on a fluke, but grew to love it over the years. I started in one area of the IRS National Office out of law school that was soon thereafter abolished and in the process was offered a job by Isadore Goodman in the then Pension Trust Branch. From the Pension Trust Branch I went on to an associate position @ Silverstein & Mullens and learned a propensity for hard work, creative writing and giving speeches. After ten years and partnership status, I decided I loved my work, but wanted to set my own schedule and started my own practice. Along the way, I wrote and gave speeches as much as time and client demands would permit first for Tax Management and then for others, including the NYU Tax Institute. What I loved about the employee benefits field, was that it was non-confrontational, challenging, and allowed you to see a tangible result with the IRS determination letter. I leave the practice of this complex field to others as I begin my retirement and can now enjoy biking, swimming, yoga, singing in a choir and learning Italian. My next project is to visit Italy and hopefully find some of my distant relatives there in the process.