Executive and equity compensation issues that arise in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs and other corporate transactions can be very complex and may trigger tax, accounting, securities and ERISA issues. Our employee benefits lawyers are experienced in advising clients regarding the myriad of employee benefits and executive compensation issues that arise in business transactions. We often work closely with our corporate and transactional lawyers to handle the unique or routine aspects of these transactions for which the firm provides business and finance services. Given the multinational businesses of our larger clients, many of these transactions have presented significant international benefits and compensation issues.

The employee benefits practice often provides ongoing benefits and compensation advice for clients that it assists in transactions. The combination of both our ongoing and transactional experience provides the basis for evaluating transactional issues with an appreciation for their long-term impacts. In addition, because the Employee Benefits team has been active in representing clients with respect to benefits claims and benefits litigation, we bring special insight and advice to the sensitive human resources decisions that transactions sometimes present.