Jennifer Stobie Schumacher

Jennifer Schumacher focuses her practice on executive and equity compensation, qualified retirement plans, and benefit and compensation issues arising in mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and other business transactions.

Ms. Schumacher regularly advises clients on compensation and benefit issues in mergers and acquisitions. She has assisted large public corporations with all benefit and executive compensation issues arising in connection with the spin-off of certain business segments. She has also represented management teams of several large public companies in negotiating continuing employment arrangements and severance arrangements in connection with the acquisition of their companies by other large public companies.

Ms. Schumacher regularly assists in the design and implementation of sophisticated executive compensation and deferral programs, equity compensation arrangements, and change in control protections for public, private and tax-exempt companies of all sizes. She assists clients with structuring of severance plans and agreements, both for individuals and in connection with larger reductions in force.

Ms. Schumacher was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employee Benefits Law in 2015 and the seven years immediately preceding. She was named a Georgia "Rising Star" in Employee Benefits/ERISA Law in 2008 and 2010 and a Georgia "Super Lawyer" in Employee Benefits/ERISA Law in 2014 and the three years immediately preceding by Super Lawyers magazine and is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Areas of Practice 1) Employee Benefits, 2) Executive Compensation, 3) Mergers & Acquisitions, 4) Corporate Governance, 5) Retirement Income Plans, 6) Fiduciary Counseling, 7) RIFS & Severance Plans, 8) Business Transactions and 9) Tax
Law School Emory University School of Law (J.D., 1994)
Education Rice University (B.A.,1990)
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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