Michael Frank Joins Morrison & Foerster’s Executive Compensation Practice

 In DLA Piper, Morrison Foerster, Tax Partner Moves

Morrison & Foerster LLP has announced that Michael T. Frank, a leading tax practitioner, has joined the firm as a partner in its Palo Alto office. Mr. Frank has advised on the executive compensation and related aspects of more than 150 domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs.

Mr. Frank brings more than 12 years of experience representing companies in all aspects of their equity and cash-based incentive programs, as well as in the design and implementation of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements and tax-qualified retirement plans. He joins the firm from DLA Piper, where he was a partner in that firm’s Palo Alto office.

Morrison & Foerster regularly counsels clients regarding qualified employee benefit plans, including plan design and administration, analysis of the income tax consequences of plan funding and distributions, and application of ERISA fiduciary standards.

The firm is actively involved in counseling clients regarding the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations; providing advice relating to the structuring of transactions in order to avoid or minimize employee-related liabilities; and structuring and implementing benefit plans to satisfy legal requirements as well as human resources objectives.

Morrison & Foerster represents both employers and individual executives in connection with a variety of stock-based compensation arrangements, deferred compensation agreements, and golden-parachute contracts.

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