Executive Compensation

For CEOs and other c-suite and high-level executives, executive compensation packages involve far more than a salary, health benefits, and a few perks. Complex, multi-tiered, and speculative elements – from equity participation to incentives to deferred compensation to severance – will determine whether talented and in-demand executives like you receive the present and future compensation commensurate with your value. And how lucrative a new opportunity will be in the years ahead is largely determined by the quality of counsel you receive and the skill, insights, and savvy that your lawyers bring to the negotiating table.

Maximizing Compensation and Minimizing Risk for Highly Valued Executives

The executive compensation attorneys at Shlansky Law Group work with executives in a broad spectrum of industries to negotiate and craft executive compensation arrangements that maximize the financial rewards and minimize the potential risks for those seizing new opportunities. With decades of combined experience, a deep understanding of the elements and implications of compensation packages, and an approach that keeps the client’s objectives and concerns front and center, we position our clients for successful and fruitful new chapters in their careers.

We know that executive compensation agreements don’t happen in a vacuum; competing motivations and interests inform how to approach negotiations as do the market and industry conditions in which those negotiations are held. Our holistic consideration of these factors, as well as the legal, financial, and tax implications of compensation packages, ensure that our clients receive the highest level of compensation and the lowest level of uncertainty.

Meticulous and Comprehensive Review, Negotiation, and Drafting of Executive Compensation Agreements

The elements of compensation often included in agreements for high-level and c-suite executives are wide-ranging, and many are contingent on future performance benchmarks or other events. These terms can involve complex legal, financial, and tax considerations which executives and their attorneys need to evaluate when determining the wisdom and advisability of proposed arrangements.

We have extensive knowledge involving every aspect of executive compensation packages and leverage our decades of insights to obtain the most favorable terms on elements such as:

  • Base salary
  • Short-term bonuses and incentive pay
  • Long-term and cash-based incentive pay
  • Deferred compensation
  • Equity-based compensation opportunities, including:
    • restricted stock
    • stock options
    • stock appreciation rights;
  • Health, life, and long-term disability insurance benefits
  • Perks and incidental benefits
  • Severance packages
  • Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans (SERP)
  • Non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality agreements
  • Relocation packages
  • Bases for discharge

When you retain SLG as your counsel, we will review, address, and fully explain these issues with common-sense and clarity. We review proposed agreements to ensure that they align with your interests and that they do not contain hidden risks or limitations on future compensation or opportunities. We then advance your position to secure an arrangement that marks the start of a prosperous new business relationship.

You’ve worked hard to reach this point in your career; we will work just as hard to ensure that you reap the rewards of that hard work and move forward in your career with confidence and security.

Shlansky Law Group: Experienced Executive Compensation Attorneys

If you have questions about the terms of a proposed executive compensation arrangement or would like help negotiating its terms, please call Shlansky Law Group at (617) 497-7200 or reach out to us at info@slglawfirm. We look forward to the opportunity to facilitate your continued success.