The Internal Revenue Service has issued Proposed Regulations under Section 1411 of the Internal Revenue Code providing guidance on the 3.8% additional tax that will be imposed beginning January 1, 2013 on the “net investment...more
Many employment agreements, especially those for high-level executives, provide severance pay upon a change in control or a termination without cause, but only if the employee signs a release of claims. The IRS has noted that...more
Employers should review plans and agreements subject to Internal Revenue Section Code 409A before the end of 2012. That’s when transitional relief afforded by the Internal Revenue Service expires for deferred compensation...more
This article discusses the traps for the unwary created by Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (“Section 409A”) with respect to current trends in change-in-control compensation for public company executives and the...more
Many of us here in startup land are hoping that the President’s Startup America Initiative is for real. For me, success means that the initiative will meaningfully simplify the legal and regulatory landscape in which startups...more
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