Equity compensation can play a major role in the creation of wealth for corporate executives as well as employees of early-stage companies, particularly in the biotechnology and information technology industries. While stock incentives are an important component of compensation, it is also important to understand and manage the risks that can accompany equity programs. Expert analysis and planning are required to maximize the opportunity these benefits present while minimizing the impact of taxes.

  • Analyze equity-based compensation including Incentive Stock Options (ISO), Non-Qualified Stock Options (NQSO), Restricted Stock Units (RSU), and Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPP)

  • Develop strategies for managing concentrated equity holdings

  • Advise on investment strategies for liquidity events such as a merger, buyout, or sale of a closely held business

  • Recommend contribution and payout strategies for deferred compensation programs

  • Coordinate, strategize, and execute 10b5-1 plans

  • Assess 83(b) election and Net Unrealized Appreciation (NUA) opportunities