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Anthony G. Provenzano

Anthony G. Provenzano

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Washington, DC, USA


Anthony Provenzano’s practice focuses on the tax, ERISA, securities, and other laws impacting executive compensation and employee benefits, as well as the employment tax and reporting issues that may arise with respect to such arrangements.  He routinely advises clients on the various rules regarding non-qualified equity compensation and tax-qualified arrangements, and the surrounding employment tax and deduction issues.  In addition, Mr. Provenzano’s practice includes controversy matters involving the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) exams and disputes.

Mr. Provenzano’s extensive experience in executive compensation and employee benefit matters allows him to advise clients on the broader legal implications of an arrangement and how various benefit regimes could interact.  For instance, when drafting a new equity or deferred compensation program, he can advise how the benefits under the new program will interact with the employer’s tax-qualified 401(k) and pension arrangements, the various employment tax pitfalls that may arise, and whether the benefits under the new arrangement will need to be described in the employer’s proxy statement.  His experience in handling controversy matters, involving split dollar arrangements, deferred compensation programs, mispriced stock options, and qualified plans, can also help a client understand how plan language may be viewed by a government examiner or a participant asserting a claim. Clients quoted by Chambers have described Mr. Provenzano as "very thorough and very knowledgeable of the tax code."

Mr. Provenzano is frequently asked to speak on matters regarding executive compensation, including deferred compensation and the attendant payroll tax and reporting obligations with respect to such arrangements, performance-based compensation under Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m), defending against IRS executive compensation and employment tax audits, proxy disclosure of executive perks, and the new IRS guidance regarding correction of failures under a Code Section 409A arrangement. Mr. Provenzano is the former Vice Chair of the firm's Employee Benefits Department.

Rankings and Recognition

  • Chambers USA:Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (District of Columbia), 2014 - 2015
  • Legal 500: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2013 - 2014

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, cum laude, 1998
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
Anthony G. Provenzano is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Davidson v. Henkel: Employer Liability for Faulty FICA Taxation (February 23, 2015) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions (New York PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2016, Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Davidson v. Henkel: Employer Liability for Faulty FICA Taxation (February 23, 2015) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options, and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions (Los Angeles PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions (Chicago PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions (New York PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions - Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions, Friday, October 27, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions - Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions, Friday, October 27, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, December 06, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
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