Regina Olshan's practice focuses on advising companies, executives and boards on navigating the regulatory complexities of executive compensation and benefits. This includes tax laws (including laws governing deferred compensation, golden parachute arrangements and deduction limitation rules) and securities laws (including reporting and disclosure requirements and registration issues).
In addition, Ms. Olshan regularly advises public companies, boards, private equity clients and members of management on executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings, restructurings and other extraordinary corporate events, including private equity and leveraged buyout transactions. She also regularly advises large public companies and individual senior executives on the adoption, revision, and negotiation of executive employment and severance agreements.
Ms. Olshan organized and led the successful effort by a coalition of more than 90 law firms requesting the extension of the original Internal Revenue Code section 409A compliance deadline. She is the author and editor of the Section 409A Handbook, lectures frequently on executive compensation issues, and has been quoted in various major publications on issues arising under Internal Revenue Code sections 409A and 457A, and other executive compensation matters.
Ms. Olshan was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 and The Best Lawyers in America 2011.