Nutter’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits attorneys design and implement compensation and benefit programs for a broad spectrum of clients including publicly and privately held companies, tax-exempt organizations and start-ups in a range of industries including healthcare, banking and finance, life science, manufacturing and high tech.
Clients rely on Nutter for advice regarding regulatory complexities related to executive compensation and the tax advantages arrangements for:
- Equity and equity-based compensation (including SARs, ISOs, NQSOs and restricted stock);
- Retention, profit-sharing and other incentive-based compensation;
- Change–in-control and severance benefits designed to facilitate management changes;
- Supplemental executive retirement plans and other “top hat” deferred compensation arrangements designed to satisfy Section 409A of the U.S. tax code; and
- Eligible deferred compensation plans for tax-exempt entities designed to meet the requirements of Section 457 of the U.S. tax code.
Nutter has more than 40 years of experience in representing clients in the operation of tax-qualified and non-qualified retirement and deferred compensation plans for employees and executives. Our representation also includes all aspects of continuing compliance with both the federal tax code and ERISA, as well as other applicable federal and state laws affecting compensation and employee benefit arrangements including the Pension Protection Act, the Affordable Care Act, the Massachusetts Health Mandate and COBRA.
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In this blog, Nutter's Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits attorneys will provide updates on key developments and offer practical tips and best practices relating to executive compensation, employee benefits, and corporate governance matters.