equity compensation

Equity-based compensation is an important part of an effective compensation program. Wang Kobayashi Austin, LLC assists both publicly-traded and privately-held companies with the design, drafting, implementation, communication, and administration of all types of equity-based compensation plans, including stock option plans, restricted stock plans, stock appreciation rights plans, phantom stock plans, non-employee director plans, employee stock purchase plans, and long-term incentive plans.

For example, our attorneys assist clients with the following matters:

  • Preparing and analyzing plan and award documents for compliance with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Advising on golden parachute issues under Code Section 280G.
  • Drafting plans to include appropriate exit strategies for both the company and employees.
  • Drafting appropriate Board and/or Compensation Committee resolutions related to equity-based compensation.
  • Determining how to achieve the desired treatment of equity-based compensation in a corporate transaction in accordance with the governing plan documents.