2021 Year-end Summary to clients, partners and friends

Strategic Incentives - Leadership, Ownership, Stewardship
Leadership - How Do We Scale
  • Long Term Incentive Plans
  • Synthetic Equity
  • Change in Control Bonus Plans
  • Nonqualified Deferred Comp

  • Qualified/401(k) Plans

Ownership - How to Be Resilient
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Entity/Ownership Structure
  • Profits Interest
  • Restricted Stock & Options
  • Sales to Insiders/ESOP
Stewardship - How to Harvest
  • Succession Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate/Charitable Strategies

  • Risk Management

  • Investment Planning

We Are Proud to Share Two of our High-Impact Assignments for 2021

Strategies for All Stakeholders

Husband and wife owners of an $500M engineering services firm were exploring a combination of executive compensation and owner succession strategies. We led a multi-advisor team spanning legal, leadership, tax, and estate planning services.

  • We formulated a tax-free equity design to segregate divisions that are subject to, and excluded from, value sharing with executives and employees.
  • We evaluated multi-generation succession options spanning estate structure, liquidity, control, legacy, and growth.
  • We helped the family and the executives select a tax- advantaged 100% ESOP as a long-term strategy for selected divisions of the company.

RESULT | Solved vexing family succession issues

High Performance Equity Model

A $60M government contractor with a dozen owners was in search of a refreshed owners’ equity model spanning founders, recent owners and next-gen leaders. We centered on a high-performance model of equity grants and synthetic equity.

  • For owners, we crafted a restricted stock economic model for “unicorns” across recruiting, retention and reward.
  • For next gen leaders, we crafted a synthetic equity plan to increase visibility of promotion track and greatly reduce the friction of initial buy-in.
  • For all leaders, we crafted a class-based qualified profit-sharing plan permitting for discrimination in favor of high performers.

RESULT | Owner model transformed from “luck” to meritocracy

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