John O’Neill is an associate in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster and a member of the firm’s Executive Compensation practice.
John’s practice focuses on executive compensation matters including designing, drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements, administering equity incentive plans and awards, and handling executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and financings. He regularly assists public and private companies in navigating tax (particularly Sections 280G and 409A) and securities law issues related to employee benefit plans and executive compensation.
Mr. O’Neill earned his J.D. from University of California Hastings College of the Law and holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. O’Neill was with a Big Four accounting firm, where he focused on U.S. federal income tax considerations in connection with domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.Show More