Executive & Employee Compensation

Few everyday business arrangements are as tax-sensitive as compensation packages for directors, officers, and employees.

  • Equity Compensation Plans:  Restricted stock, incentive and nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, and phantom stock plans.
  • Profits Interests:  LLCs and partnerships offer the best of both worlds for incentivizing team members — minimizing immediate taxation with the chance for tax-advantaged capital gains in the future.
  • Deferred Compensation:  Section 409A regulates the details of deferred compensation, severance, salary forbearance, and stock option plans.
  • Liquidity Events & Change of Control:  We help companies and executives navigate the compensation traps in M&A transactions — Section 280G golden parachute rules, conversion or assumption of options, vesting of deferred purchase price, etc.