To attract and retain the top professional talent, companies must establish a wide variety of compensation plans. The laws governing these compensation programs are frequently being refined and are becoming increasingly complex.

Our Executive Compensation team assists in the design, implementation and maintenance of a wide variety of executive compensation plans, including employment agreements, equity compensation programs, short and long-term incentive awards, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, supplemental retirement plans, and protections for executives in the event of a takeover or other change in control. We also help clients review and design funding vehicles for these arrangements. To manage transition upon a reduction in force, corporate restructuring or change in control, we work closely with our employment lawyers on developing executive severance arrangements. In all of these areas, we are able to use our experience in dealing with specific client issues under various tax laws (such as Sections 162(m), 280G, and 409A) to establish programs that are designed to best comply with these tax laws.

Services provided by the Executive Compensation team include:

Executive Compensation

Experience Highlights

Executive benefit programs for major bottled water company
Represented a major bottled water company in the restructuring of its executive benefit programs, including executive medical and split dollar life more
Executive benefits structure for a Fortune 500 fast food operator
Prepared provisions for qualified and non-qualified plans to implement a benefits structure for executives transferring between international and more
Advice to an independent committee of board of directors of a private company
Represented an independent committee of the board of directors of a large private company, that was formed to investigate and to decide what to do in more
Acquisition of General Electric's Hydro Equipment Business
Represented Andritz AG in the acquisition of the hydro power equipment business of General Electric, including GE’s majority interest in GE Hydro more

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