Executive Compensation

Our team assists clients with designing and implementing all types of executive compensation arrangements, including C-level employment; severance and change-in-control agreements; stock and cash-based executive compensation and incentive programs; deferred compensation; supplemental executive retirement plans; stock options; stock appreciation rights; and restricted stock and phantom stock plans.

A full service firm, we engage our attorneys from other disciplines, as well as the employer’s other outside advisors, to address issues affecting executive compensation; not only tax and ERISA, but corporate and securities laws, stock exchange requirements, accounting issues and the concerns of institutional investors.

We are experienced in the design and implementation of compensation programs for tax-exempt employers and are well-versed in the unique issues presented in that environment.

Our attorneys work with firms’ corporate attorneys to structure the terms of executive compensation plans or individual agreements in the corporate and M&A context, advising both boards of directors and individuals.