Ownership Equity Planning/Stock Options
In closely held businesses, the discussion concerning the retention and compensation of top management often involves either bringing management into an ownership position in the business or tying their compensation more closely to the growth in business value. Tuggle Duggins works with clients in the development of equity incentive programs that make sense for both the business owner and top management.
Our attorneys work across practice groups to help structure equity based compensation plans that address the numerous tax and employment law issues found in today’s business environment. We are experienced in working with a variety of plan options including incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options and restricted stock grants, and phantom stock plans.
We understand the complicated tax issues presented by Internal Revenue Code Section 409A and the opportunities offered under Section 83. Tuggle Duggins can work with you at all stages of plan development and implementation to structure a plan that works with your business. We can then assist in presenting the terms of the plan to your Board of Directors for approval and with implementing, tracking and maintaining the plan.
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