Mindy Leathe focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits. With more than 20 years of experience advising public and privatecompanies, not-for-profit entities, fiduciaries and executives, she regularly counsels clients on pension, profit sharing, 401(k), supplemental executive retirement (SERP), deferred compensation and health and welfare benefit plans. Mindy also advises companies and senior executives regarding equity compensation arrangements, including stock options, phantom stock, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, profits interests, phantom rights, as well as bonus awards and various other long-term incentive programs. In addition, Mindy prepares, reviews and negotiates employment agreements, parachute agreements, retention agreements and severance agreements for both companies and individual executives.
A significant portion of Mindy’s practice involves advising in mergers and acquisition transactions with respect to the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects. This includes negotiating and documenting the employee benefit provisions in transaction documents, reviewing various employee benefit plan documents, preparing equity compensation plans and employment agreements and analyzing excess parachute payment issues. Mindy also assists clients in employee plan transition and restructuring benefits following an acquisition or merger.