Executive Compensation

 

Unsigned Option Agreement Enforced
Jan 14, 2013
Author: John Utz

The Wrong Man for the Job
Nov 15, 2012
Author: John Utz

Defending Directors’ Stock Grants
Sep 14, 2012
Author: John Utz

Option Agreement Trumps Employment Agreement
Jun 14, 2012
Author: John Utz

Disappearing Options: Issuer Absorbed Into Parent
Jan 27, 2012
Author: John Utz

Change in Control: Good Reason After Agreement, But Before Closing
Dec 8, 2011
Author: John Utz

Noncompete as Condition for Option Exercise in Texas
Sep 20, 2011
Author: John Utz

Modifying Options After Exercise: Good Faith Required
Jun 6, 2011
Author: John Utz

Cash-Settled RSUs: Section 409A Leads to Valuation Disagreement
Dec 29, 2010
Author: John Utz

Retirement Plan Status Affecting Options: No ERISA Claim
Nov 9, 2010
Author: John Utz

Option Vesting on Change in Control: Timely Constructive Termination Notice
Jul 26, 2010
Author: John Utz

Stock Options: Project Delay Results in Vesting, to Company’s Chagrin
Mar 22, 2010
Author: John Utz

Pending Divorce Does Not Require Spousal Consent for SERP Payout
Dec 10, 2009
Author: John L. Utz

What Does It Mean to “Retire?”
Sep 18, 2009
Author: John Utz

Getting Board Approval: A Lesson by PowerPoint
Jun 17, 2009
Author: John Utz

Covenants Not to Sue: Making Executives Gamble
Mar 27, 2009
Author: John Utz

Disloyalty Causes Loss of SERP Benefits
Jan 20, 2009
Author: John Utz

Backdated Options: The Tag-Along Qualified Plan Claims
Dec 2, 2008
Author: John Utz

No Severance Pay for Constructive Termination
Sep 8, 2008
Author: John Utz

What Happens When Vested Stock is Traded for Nonvested Stock?
Jul 22, 2008
Author: John Utz

Top-Hat Plan: Oral Promise May Be Enforceable
Jun 13, 2008
Author: John Utz

Top-Hat Plans: Appeals Court Rejects Department of Labor Standard
May 5, 2008
Author: John Utz

SOX Section 304 Clawbacks for Backdated Options
Jan 22, 2008
Author: John Utz

SERP Compensation Definition: Counting Severance Pay
Nov 6, 2007
Author: John Utz

Executive Misconduct: Recovering Amounts From Beneficiary Following Death
Aug 24, 2007
Author: John Utz

Section 409A: A Nightmare of Complexity
Jul 25, 2007
Author: John Utz

Stock Option Backdating and Spring-Loading: Ominous Signs for Directors
Jun 11, 2007
Author: John Utz

Executive Compensation and Bankruptcy: Retention Payment Rules
May 31, 2007
Author: John Utz

Stock Options: Blackout Necessary Under Securities Laws
May 31, 2007
Author: John Utz

Implied Right to Reduce Deferred Compensation for Bad Behavior
Nov 10, 2006
Author: John L. Utz

IRS Extends Transition Relief for Section 409A Compliance
Nov 10, 2006
Author: Gregory B. Kuhn

Option Exercise Following Termination of Employment: Employment Agreement Which Conflicts With Option Agreement
Oct 16, 2006
Author: John L. Utz

Changing Stock Plan Administrators: Handling the Transition
Oct 16, 2006
Author: John L. Utz

Termination Without Cause?: Written Notice Requirement Saves Employer Severance Pay
Oct 16, 2006
Author: John L. Utz

Stock Options: The Power of the Plan Document
Oct 16, 2006
Author: John L. Utz

Forfeiture of Nonqualified Benefits for Violating Noncompete: Burden of Proof
Oct 16, 2006
Author: John L. Utz

Nonqualified Plan Disputes: The Importance of Process, Precedent and Intent
Apr 12, 2006
Author: John L. Utz

409A Proposed Regulations: More Guidance and Limited Transition Relief
Oct 18, 2005
Author: John L. Utz

Arbitration of Executive Disputes: Benefit Eligibility
Oct 17, 2005
Author: John L. Utz

Disclosure of Executive Misconduct: Defamation and Contract Claims
Oct 17, 2005
Author: John L. Utz

Beware the Ides of March: Voluntary Deferral Elections Must be Made by March 15, 2005
Feb 19, 2005
Author: John Utz

CEOS Beware: Don’t Overreach in Comp Negotiations
Feb 7, 2005
Author: John Utz

Tell The Truth!
Dec 31, 2004
Author: John L. Utz

Executive Compensation Litigation: Mouse-Proofing Noncompetes
Dec 22, 2004
Author: John L. Utz