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Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

Provides sophisticated counsel to a range of startups and public companies regarding their compensation, equity and incentive plans. Plays a key role during IPOs and M&A, particularly in the technology space.

Notable practitioners

Sharon Hendricks is widely recognized for her representation of startups and public technology companies in the Silicon Valley area in executive compensation matters.

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Overview

We have worked with thousands of companies to design, draft and administer compensation plans and arrangements that drive growth and success. We are steeped in the tax, corporate and securities, labor and employment and related technical complexities that govern these arrangements.

Customized Plans. We design equity compensation plans, executive agreements, deferred compensation plans, severance and change in control arrangements, incentive bonus programs and other incentive based plans that are essential to emerging growth and maturing companies’ abilities to attract and retain top talent. We employ equity instruments with design features, vesting schedules, acceleration triggers, contractual restrictions and other features to align employees’ and employers’ incentive and retention goals and performance objectives. 

Continuous Alignment. Our deep insight into industry practices and cutting-edge developments enable us to calibrate to the needs and objectives of founders, investors, boards of directors and employees. We don’t provide pro-forma templates but efficient yet customized approaches. We also understand the changing needs and objectives as your company nears an exit.

Market Insight. Our approach to unique scenarios generates solutions that become part of a practical knowledge base that benefits clients worldwide. We pioneered many of the compensation practices that have become standard for venture backed companies and continue to innovate.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian

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Location

550 Allerton Street, Redwood City

Silicon Valley

California

USA

CA 94063

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California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surro

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Sharon J Hendricks
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