Associate – Executive Compensation (CHI)

The Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins LLC is seeking an attorney with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience to join their Executive Compensation & Governance practice group. 

We seek candidates with strong academic credentials and highly effective written and verbal communication skills who fit within our entrepreneurial culture, possess sophisticated technical skills, and who are ambitious and team-oriented. A Bachelor’s Degree as well as a J.D. from an accredited university is required.  An undergraduate degree in a discipline such as business, finance, economics or accounting, and/or a CPA, a plus. 

The skills listed below are representative of those preferred for this position.

  • Presentation skills at level necessary for senior executives and directors
  • Designing and drafting short-term and long-term incentive plans including broad array of equity arrangements such as profits interest program, stock option plans, restricted stock and unit plans; appreciation rights, performance/share plans and other similar plans
  • Designing and drafting executive employment, severance and change-in-control agreements
  • Designing and drafting non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements
  • Designing and drafting compensatory arrangements for privately-held entities
  • Advising companies and boards on SEC disclosures relative to executive compensation and governance and general knowledge of applicable Federal Securities Laws
  • Advising companies on applicable tax rules such as IRC Sections 409A, 280G, 83, etc.
  • Experience with executive compensation issues arising in corporate transactions including planning in the context of mergers, acquisitions, capital raising events, public offerings, joint ventures, etc.
  • Experience in bringing multidisciplinary services to clients and effectively teaming with other firm resources such as labor and employment, corporate tax, litigation, employee benefits and the like.

Please submit a cover letter that specifically outlines your relevant experience and your resume.