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With significant background in both the legal and business worlds, Jim provides knowledgeable representation to companies and individuals in a wide range of executive compensation, tax, and related matters. His clients include private and public companies, startups, private equity and hedge funds, CEOs and other senior executives, portfolio managers, and entrepreneurs.
Jim has represented clients in areas such as:
- Structuring employment agreements
- Equity compensation
- Performance incentives
- Deferred compensation
- Change in control protections
- Management participation in buyouts and new ventures
- Severance and separation arrangements
In addition, he advises employers and employees on the enforceability of non-compete and non-solicit agreements and other post-employment restrictive covenants. Jim also has an active international practice, in which he counsels companies and individuals regarding cross-border mobility and employment matters.
In the past, Jim served as the tax director for the U.S. national tax practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was general counsel to a large private company. He is a frequent speaker on topics involving executive compensation, international employment, and related matters.