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Executive Compensation


We take great pride in our ability to turn complex rules like 409A, 162(m), 280G and SEC requirements into plain-English advice and disclosure for our clients. That’s why companies large and small depend on Dorsey’s Executive Compensation practice to help them stay ahead in the competition for talent. We work closely with clients to understand their goals and provide practical advice.

We help clients across the country and around the world craft and implement effective executive compensation strategies, incentive arrangements, employment agreements and benefit plans.

Our attorneys have nationally recognized experience in executive compensation, employee benefits, tax, corporate securities, estate planning, and labor and employment law. We like each other. That allows us to assemble interdisciplinary teams across our practices and offices to counsel public and private companies, established businesses and emerging companies, and exempt organizations.

We can help your business:

Develop, Implement and Maintain Effective Compensation Programs + -
Negotiate and Draft Employment Agreements + -
Offer Financial Planning and Tax Services for Executives + -


Representative Work
Dorsey’s Executive Compensation team has deep experience in all aspects of the benefits and compensation practice, including long-standing representation of a wide variety of entities including privately-held companies and Fortune 500 public companies. Our extensive experience includes:

  • Executive and employee compensation, hiring and termination issues
  • Governance and regulatory issues
  • Stock and cash based incentives
  • Pensions and employee benefits
  • Harmonization, downsizing and change management
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims
  • Business transfers, M&A and outsourcing


US News Best Lawyers 2022 Leading Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Firm

US News Best Lawyers 2022 Top Employment Law-Management Law Firm

US News Best Lawyers 2022 Leading ERISA Litigation Law Firm

US News Best Lawyers 2022 Leading Tax Law Firm

American College of Trial Lawyers-3 Attorney Members 2019

Over 90 Dorsey Super Lawyers 2024

BTI Client Service A-Team 2022

Chambers Leading Lawyers 2023

Best Law Firms-25 Nationally Ranked Dorsey Practices 2021


Michael Voves
Practice Group Chair

Industries & Practices

  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Labor & Employment
  • Trusts & Estates