Josh Friedman honored as leading benefits and compensation lawyer.
Joshua Friedman advises clients ranging from startups to multinational public companies to private investment funds on their most complex equity and incentive compensation matters.
Mr. Friedman counsels clients with respect to executive compensation, employee benefits, tax structuring, employee integration, and ERISA aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, spin-offs, and restructurings. His clients include public and private company clients and their investors, venture capital, private equity, real estate funds, and investment managers.
Mr. Friedman’s work includes:
- Structuring, implementing and administering equity and incentive compensation arrangements, profits interests, phantom equity arrangements, and change in control arrangements
- Advising on employment and severance agreements
- Navigating the related tax, corporate, and securities law, as well as commercial concerns that arise in connection with such plans and arrangements
- Advising on ERISA issues, including the investment of ERISA “plan assets,” and the establishment and operation of venture capital operating companies and real estate operating companies
Complementing his transactional work, Mr. Friedman also serves as ongoing compensation counsel, providing clients day-to-day advice on benefits and compensation issues.