The Legal 500: Employee Incentives 4th Edition Country Comparative Guide was recently released, featuring a chapter authored by Gunster Shareholder Art Meyers. The in-depth Q&A provides an overview of employee incentives laws and regulations applicable in the United States.
Meyers focuses mainly on equity awards issued by entities taxed as corporations. “When any equity awards are granted by a US publicly traded corporation the plan must be approved by shareholders under an exchange listing requirement, except for certain inducement grants that may be made to new employees without shareholder approval,” he notes.
Art Meyers advises boards of directors and compensation committees on all matters relating to executive compensation, including employment, severance and change of control agreements. He also represents domestic and international public and closely-held entities on the tax, corporate, employment and securities law aspects of equity compensation plans.