Big firm sophistication. Small firm focus.

Employment

Our attorneys routinely provide advice, counseling, and litigation services to our clients on a wide range of issues related to employment law and their workforces.

Executive Compensation

Employment

Businesses that grow and achieve scale beyond the efforts of the founder or owner rely on talented executives for their success.  Structuring the right compensation for key employees is crucial to the long-term health of a business.  And nothing is more important to the members of an executive team than how their efforts are rewarded.

 

Experience

Our attorneys advise all of our business clients on their contractual arrangements with key employees.  We also often advise and represent employees who have been recruited to a new employer, or who are stepping up their role in a current enterprise, as to the terms of their employment contracts, including compensation.  We know the ins and outs of integrating business needs with tax and accounting rules.  Our expertise includes:

  • Incentive compensation plans and custom arrangements;
  • Qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation plans;
  • Severance plans and custom arrangements, including benefit continuation;
  • Qualified and non-qualified employee stock options, restricted stock, and phantom stock plans;
  • Split-dollar life insurance plans and employer-owned life insurance;
  • Special deferred compensation plans for nonprofit employers;
  • Section 409A compliance;
  • Golden parachute arrangements and excise tax;
  • Section 83(b) elections; and
  • Section 162(m) and other deduction limitations.

Employment

Our attorneys routinely provide advice, counseling, and litigation services to our clients on a wide range of issues related to employment law and their workforces.