Follow-up Insights: Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank)

Follow-up Insights: Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank)

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Following up on the post from Tuesday, Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank), Mike Melbinger, Partner, Winston & Strawn,  shares these additional insights on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) final ruling regarding the Dodd-Frank Act Section 955.   Details on the SEC’s Final Rules on Hedging Policies (originally published Jan 7, 2019)   As I blogged at …

Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies

Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank)

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On December 18, 2018, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved final rules to require companies to disclose in proxy or information statements for the election of directors any practices or policies regarding the ability of employees or directors to engage in certain hedging transactions with respect to company equity securities. SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton said, “These disclosures in themselves, …

Action Items to Prepare for the 2019 Proxy Season

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Deferred Compensation News is pleased to share this important end-of-year discussion featuring Attorneys Michael S. Melbinger and Nyron J. Persaud of Winston & Strawn LLP. Providing a checklist of action items to address in preparation for the 2019 proxy season, the presentation covers: Lessons Learned from the 2018 Proxy Season Changes in Law, Regulations, and Proxy Advisor Guidelines Since Last …

9 Compensation Strategies that May Limit the Impact of Sec 162(M)

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Winston & Strawn Attorney Mike Melbinger, author of the Executive Compensation Blog, has identified 9 compensation strategies that may help organizations and executives in responding to/and adjusting for the changes to Tax Code Sec 162(M). He’s published this list in his post, “Time to Make (or at Least Consider) Compensation Adjustments for 162(m) Changes”. We are sharing the 9 compensation …

Deductible Compensation Under the “New” Sec. 162(m)

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As attorney and author of the Executive Compensation blog, Mike Melbinger, looks more closely at the recent IRS guidance on the revisions to Tax Code Sec. 162(m), we continue to share his insights here on Fulcrum Partners News. To better understand the new tax laws and the related guidance recently published by the IRS, review Rethinking Executive Compensation While Awaiting …

162(m) Grandfathering Rules: Will Your Auditors Be Asking?

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The recent publication of IRS Guidance on Tax Code Section 162(m), has led to commentary and discussion, especially regarding the guidance provided on 162(m) grandfathering rules. As part of our commitment to provide valued insights, we share this update from the Executive Compensation Blog. Some of the Twists and Turns of the 162(m) Grandfathering Rules Publishing date: Aug 23, 2018 …

IRS Issues Guidance on 162(m) Grandfathering Rules

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Following up on the release, last week, (August 21, 2018) of Guidance on Section 162(m) of the Federal Tax Code, we are sharing the initial reactions of Attorney Mike Melbinger, Partner in the Chicago offices of Winston & Strawn, LLP. Below are excerpts from two of Mike’s posts about this timely topic, previously published in the Executive Compensation Blog, and …

How New Tax Code Sec. 199A May Have Applications for Public Companies or Large Pass-Through Companies

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The following is a blog post by Winston & Strawn LLP Partner, Ruth Wimer and is republished here with permission of The Executive Compensation Blog Possible Compensation Planning Opportunities in New Code Sec. 199A As most readers know, last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new Code Sec. 199A, providing a generous 20% deduction for individual taxpayers to …

SEC Amendments to the Definition of a Smaller Reporting Company

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The following is a two-part report from Michael S. Melbinger, partner in the Chicago offices of Winston & Strawn LLP. Michael is an attorney who practices solely in the areas of executive compensation and employee retirement benefit. This two-part post was originally published in the Executive Compensation Blog on July 9 and 17, respectively, and is republished here with permission …

What To Do After Filing Your Proxy Statement

ICYMI: What Comes Next after Filing Your Proxy Statement

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After Filing Your Proxy Statement ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) Fulcrum Partners is sharing these relevant insights from Attorney Michael S. Melbinger, a partner in the Chicago offices of Winston & Strawn LLP. Mike practices exclusively in the area of executive compensation and employee retirement benefit issues for corporations, boards of directors, partnerships, executives, and fiduciaries. At Fulcrum Partners, …