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About Jennifer Stobie Schumacher
Jennifer Schumacher focuses her practice on executive and equity compensation, qualified retirement plans, and benefit and compensation issues arising in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and other business transactions.
Ms. Schumacher regularly advises clients on compensation and benefit issues in mergers and acquisitions. She has assisted large public corporations with all benefit and executive compensation issues arising in connection with the spin-off of certain business segments. She has also represented management teams of several large public companies in negotiating continuing employment arrangements and severance arrangements in connection with the acquisition of their companies by other large public companies.
Ms. Schumacher regularly assists in the design and implementation of sophisticated executive compensation and deferral programs, equity compensation arrangements, and change in control protections for public, private, and tax-exempt companies of all sizes. She assists clients with structuring of severance plans and agreements, both for individuals and in connection with larger reductions in force.
Ms. Schumacher was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employee Benefits Law in 2018 and the ten years immediately preceding. She was named a Georgia “Super Lawyer” in 2018 and the seven years immediately preceding and a Georgia “Rising Star” in 2008 and 2010 for Employee Benefits/ERISA Law by Super Lawyers magazine. Ms. Schumacher is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*
About Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Kilpatrick Townsend is a multi-practice international firm with more than 600 attorneys and professionals, with 20 offices in the United States and abroad. The firm provides clients with unsurpassed legal representation in the following areas:
– Employee Benefits, Labor & Employment: Counseling, transactions, administrative advocacy, and litigation
– Business and Finance: Including securities, mergers and acquisitions, tax, and commercial transactions
– Intellectual Property: The full complement of IP procurement, counseling, and litigation
– Construction and Infrastructure: All aspects of transactions and litigation
– Litigation: Including insurance recovery, environmental, and complex business litigation
Kilpatrick Townsend serves clients around the world from the firm’s offices in Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, Shanghai, Stockholm, and Tokyo. The firm is committed to learning and furthering the business and legal goals of its clients.
When President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it affected Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, which could drastically impact the way companies strategize their executive compensation programs. This amendment removes the tax benefit related to performance-based compensation, which could result to an increase in disallowed tax deductions. While the short and long-term implications of this amendment are still unclear, it’s imperative for companies to prepare for this new tax regime by putting in place some action items and planning considerations.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Tax Reform Section 162(m) and Transition Guidance. Speakers will also present its significant impact on executive compensation as well as the best practices in addressing relevant compliance issues.
Key topics include:
– Tax Reform Section 162(m) – An Overview
– Code Section 162(m) Transition Rule
– Potential Implications to Executive Compensation
– Analyzing Critical Issues and Challenges
– Risk Mitigation Strategies for an Effective Legal Compliance
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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