Developing equity incentive plans for executives and key employees involves complex tax and securities law issues. We routinely prepare stock option plans for clients featuring both incentive and nonqualified stock options, as well as restricted stock and other incentive plans. For public companies, we prepare registration statements on Form S-8 covering such plans and advise on associated issues under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Many of our clients seek to develop equity incentives beyond traditional plans. We help our corporate clients develop stock purchase and phantom stock plans and plans with similar features and economic effects for our limited partnership and limited liability company clients.