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Executive Compensation

Thompson & Knight’s executive compensation practice is interdisciplinary, drawing on the skills of the Firm’s tax, employment and labor, and corporate attorneys to assist clients with regard to executive employment, compensation, and tax planning strategies.

Overview

Thompson & Knight’s executive compensation practice is interdisciplinary, drawing on the skills of the Firm’s tax, employment and labor, and corporate attorneys to assist clients with regard to executive employment, compensation, and tax planning strategies.

According to clients, Thompson & Knight’s employee benefits and executive compensation attorneys have “excellent business acumen and industry knowledge” and provide “practical and timely advice,” representing “excellent value for money.” – The Legal 500 US 2017

Our attorneys integrate business needs and legal requirements to craft employment contracts, current and deferred compensation agreements, fringe benefits, incentive and nonqualified stock options, restricted stock and stock units, and other equity-based awards. We represent primarily employers – large and small, closely held and publicly traded – in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, banking, steel, cement, hotel and hospitality services, distribution, retailing, manufacturing, and charitable and other tax-exempt activities.

Our attorneys combine the Firm’s full business counseling resources with extensive involvement in professional organizations and continuing legal training to stay current on the newest tax and other applicable law changes imposed by Congress and the courts as well as on the latest tax management techniques. With extensive experience in ERISA and federal tax matters, we resolve our clients’ challenges by creatively applying current and comprehensive knowledge of applicable law and best practices to their needs.

Ranked among the top firms in the nation for Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Retirement Plans – Design in The Legal 500 US 2018 by Legalease

Ranked among the top six firms in the DFW are for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in Chambers USA 2019 by Chambers and Partners

Received a top national ranking for Employment Law-Management in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2019