Executive Compensation

Executive compensation and employee benefits are a major consideration in almost every significant corporate transaction.

In this complex and ever-changing field, we deliver timely and practical advice covering the tax, corporate, securities, ERISA and labor law implications of compensation and benefits arrangements affecting companies, investors, compensation committees and individual executives.

Our experts take pride in communicating even the most technical legal concepts in a way that is relevant and understandable, and addressing clients’ needs with innovative and pragmatic legal strategies. The sophistication of our practice has been built over years of experience in some of the largest and best-respected law firms in the country, where our lawyers have handled hundreds of compensation and benefits-related matters from billion dollar mergers to C-level executive representations.

Our clients include venture-backed and early-stage companies, private equity and other investor funds and their portfolio companies, public companies, compensation committees, boards of directors, management teams and executives in numerous sectors including technology, entertainment, fitness, fashion, retail, manufacturing, financial services and non-profit.

  • M&A support
  • Stock and partnership equity compensation
  • "Phantom" stock plans
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Employment, severance, retention and change-in-control agreements
  • ERISA provisions in fund offering documents
  • Sections 409A, 280G and 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code