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We host a monthly webinar series on executive compensation. At this upcoming Thursday's webinar (held at 10:00 am Central on March 9, 2023), we are covering compensation designs and market practices associated with compensating key employees of a start-up corporation. Topics discussed include: (i) how to share in the dream without cash outlay, (ii) ideas on timing taxation with cash liquidity, (iii) employment-related considerations, and (iv) tax efficiency considerations. You can sign up HERE. Part 1 of 2 focused on "Founder" compensation designs and that slide deck can be ...

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Designing effective compensation strategies within a partnership structure (or an LLC taxed as a partnership) can be a complex endeavor, and finding education on the topic is virtually non-existent.  To that end, we are providing a FREE webinar entitled "Compensation Design Issues within a Partnership/LLC Structure" (day and time set forth below).  The purpose of this program is to share practical ideas for incentivizing and retaining executives within a partnership or LLC structure, including discussing design points on the topic of:

  • grants of capital interests, profits ...
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Just a quick note that our upcoming monthly webinar is entitled "Administrative Perspectives on Granting Compensatory Equity Awards: A Checklist of Action Items," and will be held this Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Central.  The purpose of this webinar is to provide a checklist of design and administrative considerations associated with grants of compensatory equity awards, and will be discussed at an intermediate level.  You can register at the above link.
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Join us on April 9, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Central for our FREE monthly webinar on "Executive Compensation Considerations in Light of Market Volatility, Stock Prices and the Unknown," where we will discuss compensatory issues to consider as a result of failed (or failing) performance-based compensation metrics and lost value to the issuer's long-term shareholders, including:

  • Considerations with respect to annual incentives for 2020;
  • Thoughts with respect to outstanding performance-based equity awards where the performance conditions are not likely to be attained ...
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To help issuers prepare for the upcoming proxy season, and as a follow-up to our prior post entitled "Compensation Considerations for the 2020 Proxy Season," we are hosting a FREE webinar entitled "Upcoming Proxy Season: Compensatory Thoughts from ISS (an Annual Program)" on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am Central [Register here].  The purpose of this webinar is to discuss compensatory thoughts and trends of institutional shareholder advisory services such as ISS, including:

  • New compensation pronouncements and positions of ISS since the 2019 proxy season;
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Compensation governance is a front-and-center topic with a continued focus on stock ownership and clawback policies (in part due to the voting guidelines of institutional investors, proxy advisory firms and the Dodd-Frank Act).  At 10:00 am Central on Thursday, October 10, 2019, in a webinar entitled "Stock Ownership Policies & Clawback Policies: Design Pointers," our Emily Cabrera will be providing a complete overview of stock ownership policies and clawback policies, including a deep dive into their related design choices, prevalence, best practices and disclosure ...
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The purpose of this post is to quickly highlight that we have published our Executive Compensation Webinar Schedule for all of 2019.  As background, I have been providing this monthly webinar series since 2010 (it is a constant that I look forward to every month).  Our programs are intended to provide FREE educational training (i.e., we take a compensation topic, make it narrow, and then try to teach it A-Z), which is why we are able to publish the list a year in advance.  Free continuation education credits apply!  Sign up here.  Our topics, dates and times for the remainder of ...

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Tune in for our upcoming monthly compensation webinar entitled “Pay Ratio: Developments from Last Proxy Season.”  The purpose of this webinar is to provide pay ratio disclosure stats and exemplars, including common ratios broken down by industry, use of the de minimis exception, the more common consistently applied compensation measures, how issuers calculated total compensation, and the location of the pay ratio disclosure.  As always, FREE CLE, CPE, HRCI and SHRM credits apply!
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Rule 701 is the most relied upon exemption from SEC registration that is applicable to many private issuers granting compensatory equity awards.  As described in more detail in an article (found here) from two members of our compensation team (Matt Grunert and Emily Cabrera), Rule 701 will soon be revised to raise the enhanced disclosure threshold from $5mm to $10mm.  This is welcomed news because complying with the enhanced disclosure requirement is burdensome (i.e., triggering the enhanced disclosure requires a private company to disclose detailed information about the risks ...
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Tune in for our upcoming monthly compensation webinar entitled “Preparing for Proxy Season: Start Now (Annual Program).”  The purpose of this webinar is to set forth the compensatory business and legal issues that publicly traded companies should consider bringing to their Compensation Committee members this fall.

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