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Texas Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - Texas: Houston & Surrounds
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What the team is known for

Talented group of employee benefits and executive compensation attorneys, noted for its strength in a broad range of areas including ERISA. Regularly counsels public companies, boards of directors and compensation committees on pension plans and equity plans. Also has particular strength advising clients on health and welfare plans.

Strengths

"They are very sharp, very strategic, very solutions-oriented and quite commercially minded too."

"The Haynes and Boone employee benefits team is very strong. They have experts covering each area of ERISA. The team is extremely strong technically and I can always rely on them to arrive at the right answer."

"The team has great knowledge and is able to help us with unusual issues and have great depth as a team. They are able to quickly work as a team to identify and resolve issues."

"Haynes and Boone has a very large group of attorneys focusing only on employee benefits. They are very responsive and very good at providing proactive advice."

Work highlights

Haynes and Boone, LLP represented Landry’s in connection with the sale of its online gaming subsidiary, Golden Nugget Online Gaming, to Landcadia Holdings, in a transaction valued at $745 million. The group's counsel included due diligence on benefits-related matters, advice on transition-related issues and preparation of new equity compensation plans.

Notable practitioners

Susan Wetzel provides expert advice on the design and implementation of retirement and compensation plans, as well as counseling clients on related tax considerations and transactional concerns.
"Susan is one of the best ERISA attorneys with whom I have worked. She is always a pleasure to work with and very responsive." "She is a very sophisticated employee benefits attorney with the ability to advise on practical implications for clients. She is very responsive, especially in urgent situations." "She is very responsive, very solutions-oriented and very creative in helping us to navigate the world of employee benefits and executive compensation."

Jesse Gelsomini advises clients on the design and implementation of health and welfare plans and also frequently assists clients with the employee benefits and compensation aspects of M&A.
"He has great expertise and experience." "He is outstanding and does great work."

Brian Giovannini assists clients with the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of acquisitions and divestitures.
"Brian is extremely technical and very efficient." "He is a good lawyer."

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