Laurence Wagman is a Certified Public Accountant and the founding principal of Golden Parachute Tax Solutions LLC. His expertise is primarily in the area of taxation of executive compensation and is a nationally known resource within the area of golden parachute tax penalties (Internal Revenue Code Sections (“IRC”) 280G and 4999.
Having founded Golden Parachute Tax Solutions in 2010, the firm has become a leader in providing Section 280G advice to both public and private companies undergoing a change-in-control. Since its founding, the firm has advised on over 500 transactions with an aggregate market cap value approaching $2Trillion.
As a technical resource Laurence has 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 (2012).
In addition to writing Laurence has also given numerous formal presentations on IRC 280G related topics, including the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (“NASPP”) and Practicing Law Institute (“PLI”). Laurence has also been invited to give informal presentations on IRC Section 280G for numerous accounting and law firms.
Prior to forming Golden Parachute Tax Solutions, Laurence’s experience includes over ten years of “Big 4” experience – focusing mainly on executive compensation/employee benefits matters, and thereafter, traditional executive compensation consulting with James F. Reda and Associates, an independent executive compensation consulting firm.
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.