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Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits

Within the intricate area of Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits lie a multitude of options – and requirements – for every business. Having a trusted counselor by your side to guide you strategically and confidently through the complexities of laws and regulations is essential.

Jaffe attorneys counsel publicly-traded, privately-held, and tax-exempt employers in navigating complex workforce issues by providing a wide range of high-level services affecting the employer/employee relationship, employee mobility, compensation, and benefits. Our Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits attorneys are specialists with both the depth of knowledge and breadth of experience to support you in this important area of the law. We leverage our knowledge and expertise by collaborating with other Jaffe business law practice groups to ensure that you receive integrated, strategic representation for both compliance with the law and your peace of mind.

Whether your needs involve litigation, organized labor, employee benefits, executive compensation, enforcement of restrictive covenants, immigration, or employment issues related to mergers and acquisitions, we will partner with you to provide legal counsel that is based on your particular business objectives. Helping you understand the complexities of applicable laws is part of what we do – to help you mitigate risks and move forward with your business goals – whether your business is new, well-established, restructuring, or even facing insolvency. We understand the challenges you face while you establish, maintain, and grow your business, and we know that one size most certainly does not fit all. Positioning your business for success is as much our goal as it is yours.

Service Index

  • Tax-Qualified Plans
  • 403(b) and 457 Arrangements
  • IRAs – traditional, Roth, SEP, SIMPLE
  • Executive Compensation, including non-qualified deferred compensation plans and 409A analysis
  • Change in Control & Equity Incentive Agreements
  • Welfare Benefit Plans, Healthcare Reform
  • Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) Privacy & Security
  • Employee benefit matters in connection with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Employee benefit matters in connection with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, including golden parachute analyses
  • Employee benefits in bankruptcy matters
  • Employment Retention and Severance Agreements
  • Payroll matters, including fringe benefits, employment tax audits, and accountable plans
  • Fiduciary advice
  • Representation before the IRS and Department of Labor
  • ERISA compliance

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits

Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits


June 11, 2018

James Parks Named President of the Oakland County Bar Association

SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – James Parks, a partner was recently elected president of the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA). The OCBA is the largest voluntary bar association in Michigan, with over 30 active committees and approximately 3,000 members. The OCBA is a voluntary legal organization for attorneys, judges, paralegals, law professors and law students in Oakland County, ...

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May 16, 2017

Deborah L. Baughman to Speak at MICPA Closely-Held business Forum

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Deborah Baughman, a partner in the Southfield office of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss. P.C. will be speaking at the upcoming Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Closely-Held Business Forum. The conference will take place at the Michigan State University Management Education Center on Thursday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 ...

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