Our practice group’s experience with the complex and quickly evolving aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation enables our clients to approach the achievement of their corporate goals with greater confidence.
We guide clients in taking proactive steps to establish and maintain qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation benefits, and welfare benefit plans. Such plans are crafted to comply with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and other federal, state, and regulatory requirements while incorporating strategies to maximize clients’ goals. We also provide advice and counsel on a wide range of plan administration matters, including negotiating voluntary compliance initiatives with the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Our long-term practical experience with these agencies as well as consistent attention to the latest developments in legal, regulatory and tax issues position our attorneys to identify opportunities and mitigate risks for our clients.
In the increasingly scrutinized area of executive compensation we bring a critical eye to the development of innovative packages that will attract, retain, and continually incentivize exceptional talent. Such packages include a full range of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements such as top-hat, excess benefits plans, equity and non-equity based plans, and traditional deferred compensation plans. We also counsel clients in designing separation agreements and severance packages that are tailored to effectively address the best interests of our clients.