Executive compensation

Business success often depends on a company’s ability to attract, motivate and retain its most valued asset — human resource talent. In addition, increased complexity of the tax code, including Section 409A and new SEC rules governing executive compensation, make compensation management more challenging than ever. Porter Wright helps businesses meet these challenges in ways that maximize growth opportunities and reduce the resources that must be devoted to this aspect of business management. From analyzing and designing innovative and cost-effective compensation and benefits programs to implementing and operating those programs, our executive compensation attorneys guide our clients each step of the way.

We take a proactive approach to dealing with the maze of statutory and regulatory rules that govern employee benefits and executive compensation. That approach, coupled with our experience in dealing with real-life situations, gives us a unique perspective on how to formulate creative yet realistic approaches to our clients’ employee benefits and compensation matters. We combine the knowledge and experience of attorneys from four practice areas: employee benefits, tax, corporate and securities, and labor and employment. Working together with our clients, this group addresses the issues that make non-qualified deferred compensation plans and executive compensation programs so precarious for less sophisticated practitioners.