Nonqualified deferred compensation and executive compensation

It's essential for organizations to seek the most efficient means of attracting and retaining their top talent. We help clients navigate difficult corporate considerations and complicated tax and securities laws to achieve this goal. Our attorneys advise and represent clients on the full array of nonqualified deferred compensation plans and executive compensation programs. We also assist clients in their compliance with the increasing complexity of regulation in this area, including securities proxy disclosures and Section 409A.

We counsel clients on the following plan types:

  • Nonqualified retirement plans
  • Supplemental executive retirement plans
  • Deferred compensation arrangements
  • Excess benefit plans
  • Short-term bonus programs
  • Long-term incentive programs
  • Incentive stock option plans
  • Nonqualified stock option plans
  • Stock appreciation rights
  • Phantom stock plans
  • Restricted stock units
  • Employment contracts
  • Severance arrangements
  • Parachute plans
  • Section 162(m) compliance programs
  • Golden parachute issues
  • Split-dollar life arrangements
  • “Rabbi” trusts
  • Secular trusts
  • Nontrust arrangements