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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

Talented bench with particular strength in the field of executive compensation. Consistently handles compensation and benefits arrangements arising from big-ticket transactions for large businesses in California, including those in the technology and entertainment sectors. Also serves as personal counsel for high-profile executives.

Work highlights

Advised Caesars Entertainment on the employee benefits and executive compensation matters pertaining to its $17.3 billion acquisition by Eldorado Resorts.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Yaffe frequently acts on executive compensation arrangements for high-profile individuals, boards of directors and public and private companies in connection with major transactions.
"He is very client-focused and knows how to distill information into bite-sized pieces. He is very responsive and doesn't just dispense the law but thinks about how to apply it to real-life workable solutions." "He is cordial and an efficient and effective negotiator." "Joe is incredibly knowledgeable on executive compensation, employment, and corporate issues, and an excellent partner in problem-solving on a very accelerated timeframe."

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Overview

The Executive Compensation and Benefits practice at Skadden advises public and private companies, management, boards of directors and executives on a full range of matters relating to employee compensation plans and arrangements, including issues arising in the areas of the transactional, tax, securities, bankruptcy, corporate governance and ERISA claims.

Our practice members repeatedly have been recognized as “leading lawyers” in the executive compensation and employee benefits fields by, among others, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500: U.S. We also recently received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence for “Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Team of the Year.” Our practice members regularly publish articles and client memoranda on important developments in the area and are called on to provide insights to the press and at numerous high-profile conferences and meetings. In addition, our practice includes the authors and editors of The Section 409A Handbook — the leading treatise on Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, which governs the treatment of deferred compensation — as well as the chairperson of the PLI Hot Issues in Executive Compensation Conference.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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300 South Grand Avenue

Suite 3400

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90071

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California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surro

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Joseph M Yaffe
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