Janice C. Baldwin

Professional Biography

A partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group, Jan has more than 32 years of experience helping clients navigate the myriad of technical tax and ERISA rules governing employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. She devotes her time to advising employers of all sizes and industry segments, both public and private, in the design, drafting, implementation, and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans, health care plans, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and executive compensation arrangements, including executive employment agreements, change in control arrangements, severance and separation arrangements, and cash and equity-based compensation plans.

Jan has extensive experience advising clients on the impact of Code Section 409A, the leading challenge facing executive compensation, and regularly advises clients in other areas of the tax laws affecting executive compensation (such as Code Sections 162(m), 280G and 422). In addition, she advises clients on executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate events.

Jan excels at analyzing complex benefit and tax issues and finding practical solutions. She is described by her clients and peers as an astute analyst and a creative problem solver.

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