With the ever-changing legislative nature surrounding employee benefits and executive compensations, having an experienced and proficient lawyer in this field can make a significant difference. Law firms in Texas in particular, have exceptional attorneys with expertise in these areas working to ensure the legal aspects of corporate transitions are taken care of meticulously. Here, we showcase some of the exceptional attorneys based in Dallas, Forth Worth, and surrounds.
Selecting an attorney with a broad spectrum of knowledge in employee benefits and executive compensation can make a world of difference in managing complex corporate transitions. The complexities of compliance with federal laws, rules, and regulations and the design and implementing of compensation plans demand the attention of skilled lawyers in this distinctive area of practice.
Here are some of the top-notch employee benefits and executive compensation attorneys in Texas, adept at negotiating the minefield of legalities involved in corporate transactions, compliance issues, and many more.
Krista P Hanvey
Co-partner in charge of the Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Dallas office, Krista Hanvey specializes in the employee benefits and executive compensation space, frequently helping clients with transformative corporate transactions. As her peers express, “She is a fantastic lawyer: smart, practical and all things good.”
Philip Bush represents Locke Lord LLP and frequently assists clients with employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate transactions and also advises clients on compliance. “He is fantastic to work with.”
Renowned for his expert handling of employee benefits matters, James Griffin of Scheef & Stone LLP, supports clients with retirement, health and welfare, deferred compensation, and cafeteria plans. According to his peers, “He is a great, great lawyer. He is very practical, down to earth and makes things easy. He is smart and thoughtful.”
David C D’Alessandro
Known for his formidable expertise in equity compensation arrangements, David D’Alessandro of Vinson & Elkins LLP, frequently assists clients with corporate transactions. As mentioned by his clients, “David is an incredibly smart, experienced attorney.”
Consulting expert Susan Wetzel of Haynes and Boone, LLP, provides expert advice on the design and implementation of retirement and compensation plans, as well as counseling clients on related tax considerations and transactional concerns. “Susan is one of the best ERISA attorneys with whom I have worked. She is always a pleasure to work with and very responsive.”
Shane Tucker, a highly regarded executive compensation specialist at Vinson & Elkins LLP, is particularly proficient in private equity transactions. “Shane provides practical advice in an efficient manner. He’s knowledgeable about the law while also cognizant of the practical realities of running a business.”
Eric Winwood of Sidley Austin LLP acts on a wide array of benefits and compensation matters, including advising on corporate transactions. “He is fully versed in the law and very easy to work with. He fully understands not only the area of law but also the broader business implications and need to find win-win solutions that adhere to the law and meet the business needs.”
Allison Wilkerson specializes in ESOPs, ERISA, and other compliance counseling in connection with retirement plans. “She is an outstanding person to work with.”
Felicia Finston, widely respected for her expertise in employee benefits and executive compensation, acts for clients before regulators and also advises clients on compliance issues involving qualified retirement and health plans as well as compensation arrangements. “Felicia is a fine lawyer.”
Linda A. Wilkins
Linda Wilkins of The Sulentic Law Firm is especially renowned for her proficiency in executive compensation issues. As per her peers, “She does a great job.”
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