Executive Compensation & Non-Qualified Plans
Even in hard economic times, the marketplace for top executive talent remains competitive and requires the creative use of an array of compensation programs designed to attract, motivate and retain key personnel. Our attorneys offer a broad depth of experience in designing, implementing and maintaining all types of executive compensation and incentive programs, including equity-based or measured plans. Such plans include restricted stock, phantom stock, stock options and stock appreciation rights plans and arrangements, performance-based bonus plans, supplemental retirement and severance plans, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements and change-in-control arrangements. As part of our tax planning considerations, we also assist with the complexities involved in assuring that these agreements either comply with Code Section 409A or meet an available exception to those requirements.
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