Executive Compensation

Sherman & Howard’s executive compensation attorneys provide counsel to clients regarding the design and implementation of a variety of executive compensation solutions with the understanding that executive compensation−designed to attract and retain crucial talent−is a major concern in today’s business world. We have extensive experience consulting clients on compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. We assist clients in preparing employment agreements, severance arrangements, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, supplemental executive retirement plans, and equity-based or phantom equity compensation arrangements for executives. We provide advice on complying with the “golden parachute” and performance-based compensation requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. Our executive compensation attorneys focus not only on providing guidance regarding executive compensation to large corporations, but also on providing compensation advice for non-owner executives in middle market companies.