Serving executives in higher education, finance, media and industry throughout the United States. Admitted New York and Connecticut bars.

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Executive Compensation Lawyer

Each of the principal industries in which our lawyers practice has its own quirks and peculiarities around the all-important issue of executive compensation. In the world of financial services, for example, although base salaries are often modest, our lawyers negotiate creatively structured bonus and/or share-based incentives resulting in generous compensation packages.[We] negotiate executive employment deals with a wide variety of compensation provisions tailored both to industry context and to our client’s individual needs. In publishing and other media, we negotiate methods of compensation to include attractive incentives like royalties. Academia follows its own idiosyncratic rules when it comes to executive compensation, requiring certain tax restrictions on presidents’ base salary. Our lawyers respond by designing unique benefits and incentives aimed at maximizing the executives’ total compensation packages.

The lawyers at George Birnbaum Law negotiate executive employment deals with a wide variety of compensation provisions tailored both to industry context and to our client’s individual needs, from sign-on bonuses to substantial yearly bonus guarantees to performance-based incentives based on metrics as different as books sold, clients generated or the improvement in an educational institution’s financial health.