David W. Herbst

David Herbst is a partner in Manatt’s Tax, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. Mr. Herbst counsels public and private companies at the board, board committee and executive officer levels on a broad range of corporate governance, executive compensation and employee benefits matters. His practice emphasizes serving the needs of technology companies and financial institutions. Mr. Herbst has practiced in Silicon Valley his entire career, while regularly supporting clients of the firm’s Southern California and East Coast offices as well.

Mr. Herbst has extensive experience in federal and state income taxation, employee benefits and ERISA. He regularly advises companies on the ERISA, tax and securities law aspects of equity and other incentive compensation plans, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, healthcare plans, welfare benefit plans and executive benefit programs, both from a design and operational standpoint and in connection with merger and acquisition activity. Mr. Herbst works with promoters of venture capital, real estate and other investment funds in structuring their funds to address tax and ERISA concerns of both the promoters and fund investors.

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Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets, 2) Corporate & Finance, 3) Financial Services and Banking, 4) Mergers and Acquisitions, 5) Private Equity, 6) Tax, 7) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and 8) Venture Capital
Law School Stanford Law School, (J.D., 1977)
Education Pomona College (B.A., 1974)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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