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Laurence Wagman

Golden Parachute Tax Solutions LLC
Founding Principal
Short Hills, NJ, USA


Laurence Wagman is the founding principal of Golden Parachute Tax Solutions LLC.  His expertise is in the area of taxation of executive compensation, and is a nationally known resource within the area of taxation of golden parachute payments (Internal Revenue Code Section (“IRC”) 280G. Laurence has previously written several articles for both the Journal of Compensation and Benefits and the Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement on IRC Section 280G related matters this list includes: Structuring Change in Control Arrangements Within the Current Executive Compensation Environment (Sept 2009), The Golden Parachute Excise Tax; Why it’s about to Become More Expensive, Why a Gross-Up May be Necessary and How to Structure it to be Performance Based (July 2010),  The Golden Parachute Excise Tax – Not Just a Public Company Issue (Sept 2011), and Canadian Employers – Beware the United Stated Golden Parachute Excise Tax as Not Just a U.S. Problem. 

Laurence has had a number of recent speaking engagements. This list includes: Speaking at the 19th Annual National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (“NASPP”) Conference entitled After the Gross-Up Is Gone: Avoiding and Managing the 280G Excise Tax (Nov 2011). In 2012, Mr. Wagman gave a 280G Presentation entitled for the benefit of the NASPP NY/NJ (June) and CT (September) Chapters entitled Beware of the Golden Parachute Excise Tax:  How Best to Structure Compensation Plans to Minimize 280G Risk.  In 2013, Laurence will once again speak on IRC Section 280G issues as he will address NASPP for the 21st National Conference in Washington DC (September 2013).

Prior to forming Golden Parachute Tax Solutions, Laurence was a tax manager with a “Big 4” executive compensation/employee benefits tax practice, and thereafter was an executive compensation consultant with James F. Reda and Associates, an independent executive compensation consulting firm.  Laurence’s practical experience includes a unique perspective from both an executive compensation tax and executive compensation consulting disciplines. 

Laurence is a graduate of Lehigh University (1995), received his Master of Science in Taxation at Seton Hall University (2002) and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of New Jersey.  Laurence can be reached at lwagman@280Gsolutions.com.

Laurence Wagman is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Laurence Wagman and Ari Benjamin, The Golden Parachute Excise Tax—Not Just a Public Company Issue (June 27, 2011) - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G - Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G - Look Before You Leap!  Interpretative and Operational Complexities Under Section 280G, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 19, 2018, New York, NY
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