Best & Flanagan


Business Law: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Attracting, retaining and motivating key employees is often paramount to the success of a business. On many occasions, dynamic executive compensation arrangements and thoughtful benefit programs play a critical role in incentivizing talent to join and remain at an organization. Best & Flanagan advises a wide variety of for-profit, nonprofit and individual clients on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits law, including:

  • Executive employment and compensation agreements
  • Qualified retirement plan design, drafting and administration
  • Nonqualified deferred compensation plans
  • Annual and long-term incentive plans
  • Stock option, restricted stock, phantom stock and other stock-based plans
  • Health, life, disability, flex and other welfare plans
  • Defending benefit and fiduciary duty claims
  • Investment and management of plan assets

We advise plan sponsors, trustees and administrators on compliance with the laws that impact their plans, including ERISA, COBRA and the Internal Revenue Code. We also represent clients on plan matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor.

In addition, our attorneys provide legal representation to a broad range of public pension plans and plans of Indian tribal governments and tribal enterprises. The scope of services we offer recognizes the unique nature of these plans and the laws and regulations to which they are subject.