Executive Compensation

New York, New York Executive Compensation Attorneys

Executive compensation is the prerogative of a company and its board of directors. When disagreements arise over the level of compensation, stock options, or the direction of a company, disgruntled shareholders may file a lawsuit in the hopes of collecting damages. At the law office of Gallion & Spielvogel LLP, our lawyers counsel and defend executives facing civil lawsuits in regard to compensation, allegations of financial mismanagement, or irregularities in assigning stock options and insider trading. Working with our own team of investigators, forensic accountants, and financial specialists, we reconstruct timelines and decisions in order to establish transparency and compliance in regard to a company’s bylaws and articles of incorporation.

To schedule a confidential consultation in regard to allegations regarding improper executive compensation, contact the law office of Gallion & Spielvogel LLP today.

Legal Issues Surrounding Executive Compensation

The law office of Gallion & Spielvogel LLP represents business clients and executives in cases involving executive compensation and allegations of wrongdoing involving the following:

  • Stock options
  • Insider trading
  • Failure to report stock options
  • Compensation associated with mergers and acquisitions
  • Golden parachute clause
  • Retirement benefits
  • Bonus incentive program
  • Consultant fees

Executive Compensation and Retirement

Stock options and bonus incentive programs often come under fire when shareholders take issue with an executive’s retirement package. In the vast majority of cases, however, a contractual arrangement exists specifying the terms and conditions governing a retirement package. As a result, in order to recover damages shareholders must demonstrate that a retirement package harms a company and violates certain key principles that govern contract law.

In defending our clients, our attorneys invoke precedent and current law governing corporate compensation packages. We establish the legitimacy of a compensation package by demonstrating its contractual integrity, while countering claims it places an undue, harmful financial burden on a company.

Contact the Law Office of Gallion & Spielvogel LLP Today

One of the most effective ways of a countering a lawsuit involving executive compensation improprieties is to pre-empt allegations of criminal wrongdoing and conspiracy. As premier law firm devoted to defending corporate boards, directors, and executives in lawsuits involving allegations of financial mismanagement and corporate malfeasance, we understand how to prevent additional legal complications for our clients.

We have the resources and experience needed to undermine shareholder lawsuits and legal actions alleging harmful executive compensation packages. To schedule an appointment and learn how we can help you, contact the law office of Gallion & Spielvogel LLP today.