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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


  • 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 2018 , Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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