Lerch Early represents business owners in designing and preparing incentive compensation arrangements for their key executives. Every compensation and incentive plan begins with consideration of an owner’s short- and long-term expectations for the executive. How the plan motivates and rewards people is critical to its ultimate success.
Key tools can include restricted stock sales, or qualified or non-qualified stock options. Alternatively, we may recommend stock appreciation rights agreements or bonus plans where owners want key executives to share in the upside of long-term value creation, but not to hold any ownership interest in the company.