Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded employee benefits and compensation department, frequently advising companies on the establishment of retirement and tax plans. Also advises on a wide variety of executive compensation matters, including stock options and nonqualified deferred compensation issues. Boasts further skill in the setting up of retirement and health plans as well as advising on the employee benefits aspects of M&A transactions.

Strengths Industry voices applaud the firm's "significant presence" in the employee benefits and compensation space in the Oregon and Seattle markets.

Work highlights Advised Cloudability in relation to its employee benefits plans during its acquisition by Apptio. The representation also included giving advice on the treatment of stock options that were owned by the client's employees.

Notable practitioners

Stuart Harris
is a market-leading employee benefits attorney. He boasts significant experience advising on a broad range of benefit plans including 401(k) plans and equity incentive plans. He frequently advises on the employee benefits elements of M&A transactions. A peer enthuses: "He is extremely good, I think very highly of him."