WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (January 27, 2020) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is expanding its corporate law practice with the addition of shareholder Arthur S. Meyers. He brings more than 30 years of experience to the firm and will be based in the West Palm Beach office.
Meyers joins Gunster with extensive expertise in compensation and benefits related matters. His executive compensation practice focuses on advising boards of directors and officers on employment, severance and change of control agreements. Additionally, he represents US and foreign companies on the tax, corporate, employment and securities law aspects of equity compensation plans.
Providing legal advice to businesses and not-for-profit organizations, Meyers’ experience also spans to the design, implementation and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and welfare benefit plans. His retirement plan work extends to ESOPs and defined benefit pension plans.
“Art boasts an impressive background in the compensation and benefits sector and holds notable experience working with foreign clients,” said Bill Perry, managing shareholder of Gunster. “His broad skillset and knowledge of the evolving, complex issues surrounding executive compensation and benefits will help our current and future corporate clients.”
Meyers counsels ERISA plan fiduciaries, including investment managers and negotiates and documents the employee benefit plan provisions for mergers and acquisitions, credit agreements and private equity funds.
Active in the legal community, Meyers is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals’ executive advisory committee and serves on the advisory committee of the Society for Corporate Governance Eastern New England Chapter.
Meyers earned his J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School. He also holds a B.A from the university as well.
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