Executive Compensation

Our Executive Compensation Group advises public and private companies from their earliest stages through liquidity and beyond. Our creative and practical guidance, along with our multijurisdictional market insight, helps our clients attract and retain key talent and navigate complex tax and securities rules relating to executive compensation.

We have broad subject-matter expertise across all areas of executive compensation, advising on:

  • Equity incentives, including partnership interests, virtual share, and deferred compensation plans
  • Executive employment, severance, and change-in-control agreements
  • M&A, IPO, and other corporate transactions, including due diligence, transition of equity-based awards, and integration of compensation and benefits programs
  • Disclosure and governance requirements relating to executive and director compensation, including Form 8-K, CD&A, say on pay, and shareholder approval of equity plans
  • Complex issues under Sections 280G, 409A, and 162(m) of the Code
  • Beneficial ownership analysis and disclosure under Section 16 of the Exchange Act
  • Fiduciary and prohibited transaction aspects of ERISA in the context of corporate transactions, securities offerings, credit agreements, private funds, and other investment management arrangements
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