New York City, New York 10022
Howard represents clients in connection with all employee benefits and compensation related aspects of corporate transactions, reorganizations, financing arrangements and public offerings, including negotiating, reviewing and drafting transactional documents, supervising due diligence, and identifying issues arising under, and assisting in complying with, the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, applicable labor laws, federal securities laws, and applicable exchange regulations.
Howard’s practice consists of designing, negotiating and drafting equity-based compensation plans (including stock option, restricted stock and phantom equity arrangements); cash bonus plans; employment, consulting, termination, severance and change-in-control contracts; and restrictive covenant agreements, including non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality arrangements.
Howard also advises clients on the structure, implementation and administration of qualified and non-qualified employee pension, welfare and compensation plans, programs and arrangements, including the associated ERISA, federal tax and securities implications. He also provides counsel to management teams and boards of directors on executive compensation and change-in-control arrangements in connection with corporate transactions and reorganizations, and consults with senior executives and boards of directors on transactional strategies.
Howard actively assists clients with corporate governance and compliance matters, including preparation and revision of applicable securities filings, employee communications, and public announcements.
|Areas of Practice||1) Employment and 2) pensions and benefits|
|Law School||Fordham University School of Law (J.D.,2001)|
|Education||SUNY at Binghamton (B.A.,1998)|
|Bar Member / Association||New York State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
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