“Austin Ozawa is a very smart and hardworking Title 1 expert.”The Legal 500 US 2020

Austin Ozawa

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Austin Ozawa is a partner in the Tax Department of the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where he focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters for both public and private companies and financial institutions.

Mr. Ozawa’s experience includes the negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements; the design, implementation, and administration of equity and non-equity incentive compensation plans and arrangements; and SEC and ERISA compliance and disclosure matters.

Mr. Ozawa regularly advises private equity funds, such as One Rock Capital Partners, Odyssey Investment Partners, and Leonard Green & Partners, as well as publicly held companies, such as Endeavor Group Holdings, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Mister Car Wash, and Avery Dennison Corporation, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and other corporate transactions or executive compensation and employee benefits matters.

Additionally, Mr. Ozawa counsels issuers and investment banks regarding ERISA “plan asset” and other issues related to debt and equity financing transactions, including collateralized loan obligation transactions.

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