Executive Compensation

McMahon Berger’s attorneys include executive compensation experts who specialize in helping employers understand and design compensation structures and plans for key employees.

Advising Clients

McMahon Berger’s attorneys work with employers and other service providers to design, implement, and administer executive compensation arrangements. Our attorneys draft, amend, and terminate all types of key employee plans including supplemental executive retirement plans (SERPs), bonus plans, phantom stock plans, restricted stock plans, golden parachute plans, retention bonus plans and severance arrangements. Our attorneys advise employers regarding the corporate and tax implications of such plans, including potential limitations on deferred compensation under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

Litigation

McMahon Berger has an outstanding record in obtaining excellent results for clients in litigation, whether it be in court, before the IRS and DOL, or in arbitration. We give our clients pragmatic approaches to solving problems before litigation happens, and then make sure that clients are fully prepared for the challenges awaiting them during litigation. The attorneys of McMahon Berger represent employers in litigation with former executive including claims for benefits and compensation. Often, the greatest monetary issue is the payment and value of bonuses, deferred compensation and equity compensation. McMahon Berger’s experience in executive compensation matters allows us not only to understand and resolve these claims but to do so in a manner that minimizes cost and complies with the strict requirements of Section 409A.

Other Practice Areas

Immigration Law

Immigration Law

McMahon Berger assists its clients in various facets of business immigration, including helping employers obtain temporary business visas and permanent...

Labor Law

Labor Law

For over half a century, McMahon Berger has represented employers in all facets of labor law. Our attorneys have represented...