Increasing public scrutiny and changing tax, employment and securities law requirements make it challenging for organizations to attract and retain talented executives and to handle executive separations efficiently and effectively. Sought-after executives likewise find it challenging to find opportunities that are personally and financially rewarding but do not subject them to crippling restrictions or constraints.
BakerHostetler attorneys have extensive experience providing both long- and short-term executive compensation strategies and sophisticated and innovative solutions for organizations and executives. Our Executive Compensation team helps clients reach the best outcomes possible while mitigating their risks—regardless of the side of the negotiating table they occupy and regardless of the level of attention paid to the arrangement that ultimately is put in place.
It takes a holistic and collaborative team of professionals to be able to develop such strategies and provide such solutions; BakerHostetler has that team. Clients benefit from team members’ experience in fields such as income and employment taxation, employment arbitration and litigation (including the enforcement and challenging of restrictive covenants), employee benefits and benefit plans, securities regulation, corporate governance, personal risk management, intellectual property, domestic relations, private wealth and estate planning and creditors' rights/bankruptcy.
We help clients understand not just what is possible but what is likely, so that tax-efficient compensation alternatives can be identified and presented fairly to stakeholders while keeping attention focused on furthering the client's strategic and organizational objectives.