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Our compensation and benefits lawyers advise on a wide range of compensation and benefits issues in corporate transactional and compliance matters. We advise companies, boards of directors, board committees, management and executives on all aspects of executive compensation, including:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating employment, change of control, separation, retention and consulting agreements, equity- and cash-based incentive plans, and deferred compensation and perquisite arrangements;
  • Analyzing and solving issues related to 162(m) (executive pay cap limits), 280G (golden parachutes) and 409A (restrictions on nonqualified deferred compensation); and
  • Advising on issues facing public companies, including compensation committee oversight, independence, responsibilities and charters, say on pay, pay for performance, pay equity, adviser independence, advisor fee arrangements, listing and disclosure requirements and evaluation of director compensation litigation risk.

Our benefits lawyers advise clients regularly on all aspects of compliance with employee benefits laws, including compliance with ERISA and applicable tax, labor and health insurance laws. We have extensive experience in the design, implementation, administration and termination of pension, cash balance, profit-sharing, 401(k) savings, and employee stock ownership plans and welfare benefit plans. Our lawyers represent companies in connection with Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service filings, audits and investigations. We have particular expertise in health care law requirements for employers, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Publication Highlights

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has extended the deadline for furnishing some, but not all, 2016 information reports required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
Affordable Care Act, IRS
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) has released its proposed voting policies for the 2017 proxy season for US and non-US companies listed in the US. The proposed US...
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced 2017 cost-of-living adjustments to dollar limits under qualified retirement plans. Many of these limits will increase for 2017,...
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