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Michael Album

Michael Album

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Michael J. Album is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, and represents companies and compensation committees, private equity firms and hedge funds, and CEOs, senior executives (in numerous business sectors) and portfolio managers on a full range of executive compensation matters.

Michael also is co-head of the Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Group, which is an interdisciplinary group that represents clients on non-compete, trade secret and intellectual property matters. In addition to his executive compensation practice, he is experienced in analyzing business operations and transactions, and advising employers and private equity funds and other buyers of businesses on various ways to reduce labor risks and costs. Michael also advises companies on "contingent workforce" issues, and on a range of international labor and employment matters relating to compensation and workforce issues.

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[Podcast]: Nuts and Bolts on a Management Buyout (Part 7 of 7)

In the final episode of a seven-part series for The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partners Michael Album and Josh Miller talk about employment agreements in the context of a management buyout. They go over the key terms and issues that management should focus on when reviewing and negotiating their go-forward employment arrangements, compensation structure, severance protection and restrictive covenants with … Continue Reading

[Podcast]: Nuts and Bolts on a Management Buyout (Part 6 of 7)

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partners Michael Album and Josh Miller discuss the incentive equity package that management will be offered in the buyout, including the structure of the incentive pool, vesting, and favorable tax treatment of incentive grants. Tune in and listen for the latest insights and perspective on management buyouts in this sixth of … Continue Reading

[Podcast]: Nuts and Bolts on a Management Buyout (Part 5 of 7)

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partners Michael Album and Josh Miller are back to continue their discussion of the rights that management gets when it “rolls” old equity into new equity in the buyout vehicle and then introduce incentive equity awards for management. Be sure to tune in and listen for the latest on management buyouts … Continue Reading

[Podcast]: Nuts and Bolts on a Management Buyout (Part 4 of 7)

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partners Michael Album and Josh Miller return to discuss how management can use a “template” to have a bidder identify the way compensation issues will be addressed in an MBO. They also discuss the “rollover” by management of their equity in an MBO. Be sure to tune in and listen for … Continue Reading

[Podcast]: Nuts and Bolts on a Management Buyout (Part 3 of 7)

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partners Michael Album and Josh Miller return to discuss the nuts and bolts of a management buyout, and in particular, how management deals with the selling sponsor and the bidder, and starts to develop their own compensation packages post-closing and consider deal bonuses from the selling sponsor. … Continue Reading

[Podcast]: Nuts and Bolts on a Management Buyout (Part 2 of 7)

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partners Michael Album and Josh Miller return to discuss the nuts and bolts on a management buyout. As part of their discussion they highlight the different types of transactions (single bidder vs. multi-bidder) and the various tasks that management faces in handling the process and as a … Continue Reading

[Podcast]: Nuts and Bolts on a Management Buyout (Part 1 of 7)

In this episode of The Proskauer Benefits Brief, partners Michael Album and Josh Miller discuss the nuts and bolts on a management buyout, and in particular, the issues and strategies that management needs to know. They examine the structure of a management buyout and discuss in detail the process behind the buy-out and how it … Continue Reading
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