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Compensation and Benefits

Business Transactions and Bankruptcy Counseling

Our attorneys regularly assist clients with the compensation and benefits aspects of a wide range of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, private placements, and initial public offerings. We negotiate the disposition of compensation and benefits programs in mergers and acquisitions and identify potential plan-related liabilities, including plan underfunding, withdrawal liability, and plan qualification problems. We also counsel clients on how to protect employee compensation and benefits in change-in-control situations and on the tax code's golden parachute rules. Together with our bankruptcy lawyers, we advise clients on compensation and benefits issues in the bankruptcy context.

Experience

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc Acquisition of Adams Respiratory Therapeutics

US$2.3 billion acquisition of Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, a NASDAQ-listed specialty pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey.

S&T Bancorp, Inc. Acquisition of IBT Bancorp, Inc. and Irwin Bank

$181 million acquisition by merger of IBT Bancorp, Inc. resulting in S&T Bancorp, Inc., holding combined assets of more than $4.3 billion and 55 branch offices in Western Pennsylvania.

MacroGenics, Inc. Acquisition of Raven biotechnologies, inc.

MacroGenics, Inc.'s acquisition of privately-held Raven biotechnologies, inc.

Perseus Partners VII, L.L.C. Acquisition of a controlling interest in Seismic Equipment Solutions, L.P.

Representation in acquiring a controlling interest of a supplies equipment, services, and support company involved in energy exploration.

KOSE Corporation Acquisition of a majority stake in Tarte Inc.

Represented Japanese corporation in connection with its acquisition of a stake in US cosmetics maker Tarte Inc. for approximately US$135 million

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