Executive/Deferred Compensation

Gravel & Shea is uniquely situated within Vermont to address your executive compensation, deferred compensation and other employee benefit needs. We can assist with a wide range of matters for companies of all forms and sizes, with a particular emphasis on private companies.  We also advise senior executives and management teams seeking representation.  Our lawyers have assisted a variety of clients in the following areas:

  • Drafting cash deferred compensation arrangements, including bonuses and phantom stock
  • Preparing executive employment agreements
  • Creating management equity arrangements, including stock options, profits interests, restricted stock units and restricted stock
  • Analyzing and drafting change-in-control arrangements, including consideration of “golden parachute” rules
  • Assisting with corrections of existing deferred compensation arrangements (including Code Section 409A)
  • Correcting qualified retirement and health plans
  • Reviewing and amending executive compensation and employee benefit plans in mergers and acquisitions