Gabe Marinaro focuses his practice on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation. He regularly counsels publicly traded and privately held companies, tax-exempt organizations, and governmental entities on a variety of employee benefits and executive compensation matters.
Gabe advises on benefits and compensation issues that arise in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, financings and corporate reorganizations. He regularly advises on treatment of benefit plans and equity awards in various deal structures, advising on Code Section 280G golden parachute requirements, and drafting and negotiating severance agreements, change in control agreements, and retention bonus agreements.
Gabe also regularly advises both employers and executives on a wide range of executive compensation matters (including the unique issues that arise for multinational entities), including drafting employment agreements, equity and cash incentive arrangements, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and advising on compliance with Code Sections 83, 162(m), 409A, 457(f), and 457A.
Gabe assists with ERISA issues regarding eligibility for benefit plan investors to invest in hedge funds, private and public offerings and other investment vehicles. He also assists plan sponsors and other fiduciaries with respect to their fiduciary obligations under ERISA and the prohibited transaction rules under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.