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Golden Parachute Payments Under Section 280G-Compliance and Mitigation Approaches

Understand the general categories of executives to which section 280G applies, the impact of exceeding the statutory limits on parachute payments, and the methods available to reduce or eliminate exposure.

In today's corporate landscape, corporate mergers, acquisitions and combinations are becoming more and more common. Private equity funds are very active, buying and selling businesses on a regular basis. An executive or fund manager who is not armed with the correct information could find himself subject to substantial excise taxes, and companies could be denied tax deductions, if payments to executives in connection with a company sale transaction exceed certain amounts. This topic will provide executives and those managing corporate transactions the information necessary to determine when section 280G may be implicated. It will also help them to understand the general categories of executives to which section 280G applies, the impact of exceeding the statutory limits on parachute payments, and the methods available to reduce or eliminate exposure. In many cases, 280G exposure may be completely eliminated, but only if it is address pre-transaction. Failing to address 280G issues prior to a transaction can lead to unnecessary excise taxes and lost tax deductions, results which in many cases may be completely avoided. This information will provide you with an overview of 280G sufficient to be able to recognize potential issues and to know when to address them.

Runtime: 93 minutes
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Agenda

Overview of 280G

  • 280G Generally
  • Base Amount
  • Threshold/Safe Harbor Amount
  • Impact of Excess Parachute Payments

Disqualified Individuals

  • Definition
  • Determination Period
  • Problem Areas
  • Practical Considerations

Change in Control

  • Requirement Generally
  • Definition
  • Examples

Parachute Payments

  • Types of Parachute Payments
  • Payments Related to Events That Are Closely Related to the Change in Control
  • Presumptions and Rebuttal

Exemptions

  • Small Business Corporation
  • Tax Exempt Entities
  • Shareholder Approval for Nonpublic Companies

Mitigation Techniques

  • Base Amount Planning
  • Reasonable Compensation (Before or After Change in Control)

Business Valuation

  • Noncompete Agreements
  • Nonsolicitation Agreements
  • Nondisparagement Agreements

Other Considerations

  • Equity Valuation-24(c) vs. All in
  • Performance-Based vs. Time Based Equity
  • Hidden Performance Conditions
  • Other Provisions That Convert Time-Based Equity to All in Treatment
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Philip Antoon

Philip Antoon

Alvarez & Marsal

  • Managing director in the New York office of Alvarez & Marsal
  • Over 30 years of experience conducting valuations of overall and fractional interests of companies, as well as intangible assets and tangible assets (with in-depth focus on intangible assets)
  • Practice emphasizes conducting valuations specifically for tax purposes
  • In-depth experience valuing noncompetition agreements for 280G purposes
  • Conducts regular webinars and presentations on valuations, and authors thought leadership articles on tax-valuation specific matters
  • Can be contacted at 212-763-9830 or [email protected]
James Deets

James Deets

Alvarez & Marsal

  • Senior director in the Dallas office of Alvarez & Marsal
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of executive compensation, with an emphasis on executive compensation issues in the M&A context
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on various topics relating to executive compensation, including 280G and the impact of tax reform on executive compensation, as well as executive compensation in the restructuring context
  • State Bar of Texas; Dallas Bar Association; American Bar Association; named “Best Lawyer in Dallas” in the category of executive compensation tax by D Magazine in 2019
  • J.D. degree, Baylor Law School; Phi Beta Kappa; B.S. degree, Baylor University
  • Can be contacted at 214-438-1017 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406861
Published 2020
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