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Gary Tashjian

Gary Tashjian is an associate in the Tax Department, focusing on executive compensation and employee benefits law.

In the executive compensation and employee benefits area, Gary has experience with employment, change in control and separation agreements for executives; annual and long-term equity and cash incentive awards and plans; severance and deferred compensation arrangements; and compliance with Internal Revenue Code Sections 162(m), 280G and 409A. He also advises corporations, directors and officers in connection with SEC reporting obligations, including proxy statements, registration statements, Form 8-Ks and Section 16 filings.

In the mergers and acquisitions area, Gary advises buyers, sellers and executives on legal issues with respect to tax, employment and securities laws, as well as retention and corporate governance issues.

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ISS, Glass Lewis Release 2015 Proxy Voting Updates; Espouse Nuanced Review of Equity Compensation Practices

Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services, or ISS, and Glass Lewis released their 2015 executive compensation proxy voting updates that may be particularly relevant for public companies that intend to submit new or amended equity compensation plans for stockholder approval in the coming proxy season.  Overall, the updated guidelines suggest that ISS and Glass Lewis … Continue Reading

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