Executive Compensation

Wayne Zell assists corporate executives in negotiating executive employment agreements and severance arrangements. Wayne Zell also structures numerous equity incentive plans, stock option plans, stock appreciation rights plans, phantom stock plans, performance share awards, restricted stock grants, employee stock option plans (ESOPs), and other long-term incentive compensation arrangements for executives of both publicly traded and privately held companies. The compliance challenges created by Code Section 409A, ERISA and other laws affecting compensation make this a particularly challenging area.