August 14, 2022

Volume XII, Number 226


Adam B. Cantor

Adam B. Cantor is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on employee benefits, ERISA fiduciary compliance and planning, employment law, executive and equity compensation, and business succession planning. Mr. Cantor's clients include private and public companies, compensation committees of public companies, boards of directors and trustees, hedge funds, private equity investors, non-profit organizations, executives, and management teams.

Mr. Cantor has advised clients on a wide variety of matters in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA, executive compensation, and deferred compensation, including:

  • Design and compliance issues relating to qualified retirement plans, including controlled group and EPCRS issues
  • 409A planning and compliance for nonqualified deferred compensation plans and employment, severance and change in control agreements
  • Discharge of fiduciary duties by administrative and investment committees of 401(k) and other qualified retirement plans
  • ERISA prohibited transaction avoidance and correction, including Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program applications
  • Equity compensation design and compliance, including stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock and LLC- and partnership-based equity compensation arrangements
  • Structuring and negotiation of executive compensation and benefits packages on behalf of both companies and executives/management teams (with special tax knowledge in 409A, 162(m) and 280G issues)
  • Dodd-Frank, SEC and Exchange compliance by compensation committees of public companies
  • Proxy disclosure for public companies relating to executive and director compensation
  • International executive and equity compensation matters, particularly those involving U.K. public companies with U.S. subsidiaries
  • Best practices for compensation committees and boards of directors of private companies and boards of trustees of non-profit organizations with respect to executive compensation matters
  • Intermediate sanctions compliance and excess benefit transaction avoidance for executives of non-profit organizations and IRS Form 990 reporting related thereto
  • Structuring of employee benefits-related business transactions, including ESOP purchases of employer stock and qualified plan spin-offs, mergers and consolidation
  • Employee benefits issues and planning opportunities arising in connection with corporate transactions and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Negotiations with governmental agencies, including the IRS, DOL and PBGC
  • Mitigation strategies for employers with respect to multiemployer withdrawal liability
  • Welfare plan design and compliance, Including COBRA, HIPAA, HITECH and Health Care Reform

Articles in the National Law Review database by Adam B. Cantor