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Michael Hepburn counsels clients on a broad range of compensation, employment and benefits issues. Experienced in employee benefits, executive compensation and employment law, Michael advises clients on the design, administration and termination of retirement and welfare plans. Michael has extensive experience in executive compensation related matters and provides advice regarding tax, securities and employment aspects of executive compensation arrangements, including nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and equity and equity-based compensation programs. He also handles employment, compensation and benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions and other business transactions.

Michael routinely counsels clients on labor and employment law issues, including hiring practices, employee evaluations, disciplinary actions, leave policies and practices, employment termination, discrimination charges, personnel policy review, and employment contracts. In addition, he advises business clients on consulting agreements, noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenant arrangements, as well as severance and release agreements.

Michael and his team recognize the value that employees provide to every business enterprise and strive to partner with in-house resources from HR to legal, as well as tax and business partners to ensure that we deliver practical advice focused on individualized business needs.

Michael is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation (2015, 2018)