Ideal strategies for even the most complicated situations.
Careful consideration.Buchanan's Executive Compensation Group guides companies, executives and boards through the vast array of complex regulations and business considerations that come into play in the design and regulation of executive compensation arrangements. Increased regulation, such as the recent enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act and additional SEC rulemaking, including "say on pay" rules and enhanced SEC disclosure requirements, as well as growing shareholder activism and engagement on executive compensation matters, make it incumbent upon publicly traded companies to seek counsel from highly experienced lawyers such as the members of our Executive Compensation Group. Our cross-sectional group, spanning Corporate, Labor and Tax, is fully versed in the rapid developments impacting companies' executive compensation programs.
Our attorneys work closely with in-house counsel, in-house human resources professionals, consultants, accountants, actuaries and other professionals and bring develop innovative yet practical solutions to sophisticated executive compensation arrangements.
We help you sort it out.Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Executive Compensation Group is one of the largest practices of its kind in the nation. Our practice covers not only the corporate, securities and employment aspects but also tax and other legal issues related to compensation matters. We advise our public and private clients on ERISA, federal securities laws compliance, and federal income and employment tax.
With an appreciation for industry nuances, our team has the substantive knowledge and technical skills to address executive compensation matters. We guide clients through the design, establishment, operation, termination, and disclosure and reporting of executive and employee compensation programs.
Our practice is experienced in handling all sorts of compensation-related issues. We have advised clients on SEC and stock exchange disclosure rules and employment, severance, change-in-control and non-compete agreements, and we've structured deferred compensation, incentive, qualified and non-qualified pension, savings, profit-sharing and retirement plans.
In addition, we counsel executives of tax-exempt organizations and trade associations on eligible and ineligible Code §457 arrangements, draft and review rabbi trusts and secular trusts to fund executive compensation benefits, and advise clients on the tax planning and design issues involving golden parachute payments.