Our attorneys advise clients on a wide range of executive and employee compensation issues that arise in connection with day-to-day business operations, as well as in M&A transactions. We work with clients in the design of stock and other equity compensation plans, providing advice with respect to options, restricted stock, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock, and compensatory grants of partnership interests. We also design Section 409A-compliant deferred compensation arrangements, and management carve-out and bonus plans. Our attorneys advise on various compensation issues in the context of M&A transactions, including the treatment of options and Section 280G parachute payment issues, among others. We also provide advice with respect to pension, profit sharing, savings, employee stock ownership and other types of qualified benefit plans generally, as well as advice with respect to ERISA plan investment in various types of funds.