Restricted Stock And Other Equity Options For Your Executive Compensation Package

Yesterday, on July 10, 2017, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “Restricted Stock And Other Equity Options For Your Executive Compensation Package 

This article was designed for CEOs, C-suite executives and other senior executives who are negotiating stock, options, RSUs or other equity as part of their compensation package. 

The article first discusses the key ways to assure value in your executive equity compensation package –

  • What will be the strike price?  Is there opportunity for considerable appreciation within the given time horizon.
  • Did you receive enough equity to make this worth it?  In the article, I give an example where the executive with a base salary of $400,000, has an equity award of $2 million vesting over 4 years, and then state that because the executive started with equity whose aggregate strike price was $2 million, 3x appreciation translated to an appreciation of $4 million.  Had the aggregate strike price been $200,000, then even with 3x growth, the potential gain for 4 years would only have been $400,000.
  • Type of equity and its tax treatment is important.  There are many choices in how to structure equity.  The executive in a high potential growth or turnaround situation should seek the structure for his or her equity that offers the best prospect for capital gains on the appreciation.

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Getting Executive Severance Rights and Compensation When You Choose to Quit Your Position

One week ago, on May 30, 2017, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “Getting Executive Severance Compensation When You Choose to Quit

This article was designed for CEOs, C-suite executives and other senior executives who for reasons beyond their control want to quit their current position and ought to be able to get appropriate executive severance compensation in connection with their separation.

My article takes up four main areas:

  • Circumstances when you want to quit
  • Issues governing Severance when you quit your position
  • Key contract terms:  Termination for Good Reason in your Job Offer
  • Circumstances of Constructive Discharge
  • Severance rights and compensation to seek for in Constructive Discharge
  • Getting what you deserve if you terminate your position

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Executive Employment Contracts for Women CEOs – Terms and Negotiations

One week ago, on April 25, 2017, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “Executive Employment Contracts for Women CEOs – Terms and Negotiations.” 

Despite significant advances in employment laws, gender inequality remains an area of both concern and controversy. Women continue to lag behind men, even at the CEO, C-suite and senior executive level, when it comes to compensation, opportunity for advancement, job status and equity sharing, to name just a few.
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Negotiating Key Terms in Your Next Executive Job Offer

One week ago, on March 27, 2017, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “Negotiating Key Terms in Your Next Executive Job Offer.” 

When you receive, a job offer letter, how do you evaluate it? Do you accept the terms “as is” or do you negotiate? You do a great job negotiating deals for your company but do you always do as well when representing yourself?

This article explores the situations in which you negotiate the employment job offer, the terms you should focus on and their ramifications, and how an executive employment attorney can help you.
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The Advantage of RSUs in Your CEO Compensation Package

One week ago, on February 28, 2017, CEOWorld magazine published an article I wrote on  “The Advantage of RSUs in Your CEO Compensation Package.” 

For CEOs, C-Suite executives and other senior level executives, equity compensation is a key part and often the most important part of their compensation package. For many senior executives, equity means stock options or restricted stock. But in many circumstances the better choice is RSUs, restricted stock units. Continue reading “The Advantage of RSUs in Your CEO Compensation Package”