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Equity Based Compensation Plans: Retain, Reward, Retire

When a client is ready to go beyond a company match in a 401(k) plan or a profit-sharing contribution, they look to employee benefits lawyers to create equity compensation plans that reward employees based on the client’s business goals. Equity compensation is no longer just for C-suite executives or employees in a start-up. Equity compensation can be used to attract and retain talented employees, reward performance at an individual or business unit level, and support employees’ retirement goals. This presentation helps lawyers understand what types of equity compensation plans their clients should consider, how a well-structured plan can help an employer and its employees meet their near-term financial goals, and what features of a plan should be considered in anticipation of a liquidity event.

About Angela Stockbridge
Angela is an Associate at Locke Lord. In her practice she provides guidance on all aspects of employee benefits during mergers & acquisitions including:

  • Advising employers on compliance and corrective measures with the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor
  • Designing equity incentive plans for private and public companies, including stock purchase plans, phantom stock plans and change of control agreements
  • Negotiating executive employment agreements and providing 280G analysis
  • Drafting, administering, correcting and terminating Section 409A nonqualified plans

Wednesday, May 24th
Virtual – Via Zoom

Zoom information will be sent prior to the event.

1.0 MCLE credit


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