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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Removing Obstacles That Keep Your Business from Thriving

Employers looking to attract, retain, and incentivize employees — and to provide and maintain employee benefit plans — face complex regulations, a fickle financial market, and an ever-changing legal landscape.  We help clients navigate tax and legal minefields to ensure compliance with complex employee benefit requirements. Our team will advise you on the laws and regulations covering deferred compensation and equity-based compensation as well as health, retirement, and other fringe benefits.

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Our Experience


Collectively handled employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of 1,000+ corporate transactions

Case Study
Mintz helped a US franchise organization with operations in all 50 states create an affordable health coverage plan for its mom-and-pop franchisee-members. Mintz attorneys met with key state regulators and the US Department of Labor to design a captive insurance arrangement.

Benefits-related books published

Our Approach

We know employee benefit and compensation arrangements touch many areas of your business. We take a holistic approach to help you identify issues, align compensation plans and agreements with your overall business objectives, and stay competitive.

We advise public and private companies, private equity and hedge funds, start-up and emerging companies, state and local governments, and tax-exempt institutions, among others, in a variety of contexts. We routinely provide transaction due diligence and support — advising clients on post-closing integration and consolidation of benefit programs, fiduciary duties, and prohibited transaction rules. We also advise retirement committees, plan fiduciaries, and service providers on issues relating to design, implementation, maintenance, operation, and termination of pension, profit-sharing, 401(k), and other tax-qualified plans and arrangements.

Areas of Focus
  • Executive compensation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Welfare plans
  • HIPAA privacy and security
  • Fund formation
Our Clients
  • Multinational and US corporations
  • Hospitals and integrated health care systems
  • Tax-exempt colleges, universities, and independent schools
  • Hedge funds and private equity pools
  • Multiemployer TAFT Hartley Funds
  • Employee benefits consultants and brokers
  • Trade associations
  • Health insurance issuers
Thought Leaders

We are thought leaders with respect to the Affordable Care Act and Association Health Plans (AHPs). We continually counsel leading US universities, staffing companies, and financial services on compliance with the ACA, and franchise organizations and franchisee-members on AHPs.

Advice on Best Practices

We routinely advise clients on best practices pertaining to issues including presidential performance evaluations, compensation, contracts, spousal employment, severance, and termination disputes.

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