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Executive Compensation

Overview

A wide spectrum of clients has counted on our proven and broad expertise in executive compensation to design and implement compensation and benefit programs efficiently and cost-effectively. We work with both publicly and privately held companies, tax-exempt organizations, and start-ups, representing a range of industries, including health care, banking and finance, life sciences, manufacturing, and  technology.

Members of our Executive Compensation practice group regularly provide advice and representation regarding design and implementation of tax advantaged arrangements for:

  • Nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements designed to satisfy Section 409A of the U.S. tax code (including top hat plans)
  • Equity and phantom equity-based compensation (including SARs, ISOs, NQSOs, restricted stock, and phantom stock) 
  • Retention, profit-sharing, and other incentive-based compensation 
  • Change–in-control, severance, and retention benefits designed to facilitate management changes (including golden parachute analysis under Section 280G of the U.S. tax code)

Eligible and ineligible deferred compensation plans for tax-exempt entities designed to meet the requirements of Sections 409A and 457 of the U.S. tax code

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