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Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Co-Author Chapter on Executive Compensation

Posted on March 31st, 2008

April 1, 2008

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
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Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys
Co-Author Chapter on Executive Compensation

New York, NY and Somerville, NJ (April 1, 2008) – Attorneys of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., David T. Harmon and Charles A. Bruder, co-authored a chapter entitled “Perspectives for Management and Executives on Structuring and Negotiating the Package: It’s Not Just About the Dollars” for a book entitled Inside the Minds: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Client Strategies for Aspatore Books, a Thomson Business Publisher. Harmon and Bruder are co-chairs of the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group.

The critically acclaimed Inside the Minds series provides readers of all levels with proven business intelligence from C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, Partner) from the world’s most respected companies. Each chapter is comparable to a white paper or essay and is a future-oriented look at where an industry/profession/topic is heading and the most important issues for future success. Each author has been carefully chosen through an exhaustive selection process by the Inside the Minds editorial board to write a chapter for this book. Because so few books or other publications are actually written by executives in industry, Inside the Minds presents an unprecedented look at various industries and professions never before available. Aspatore Books is the largest and most exclusive publisher of C-Level executives from the world’s most respected companies and law firms.

Harmon focuses his practice on the areas of executive compensation, employment and business law, including representation of institutions of higher education. He represents senior-level employees of both public and private companies in the negotiation of their employment packages and all associated agreements, whether at the commencement of the employment relationship or at termination. His successful negotiation of employment and severance packages for clients includes addressing all aspects of employment and post-employment compensation, respectively, and structures and strategies for those packages. His representation also includes providing advice and counsel to employers in the negotiation of employment and severance packages with their employees, and the design of compliance programs, including employee policy manuals, and counseling and training concerning implementation of those policies.

Harmon represents institutions of higher education through extensive work as their outside general counsel. His work for these clients involves contract preparation and negotiation for licensing, grants, consulting, construction, real estate, and general corporate matters, including the design of strategies to maximize collections and coordination of department practices, procedures, and documentation relating to these strategies. He also represents small and medium-sized companies in all of their general corporate and transactional matters.

Harmon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wall Street Technology Association, and he is a member of the Business Law and Labor & Employment Sections of the New York State and American Bar Associations. He has published many articles and frequently speaks on various legal topics. Harmon works out of the firm’s New York City office.

Bruder, a resident of Lumberton, concentrates his practice in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. Bruder is experienced in all aspects of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, stock option plans, employee stock ownership plans, and other incentive and equity-based compensation arrangements. He frequently counsels clients in the areas of plan qualification and administration issues, ERISA fiduciary matters, plan compliance issues, and employee benefits matters in the context of business reorganizations. In addition, Bruder is knowledgeable in the handling of group health plans, cafeteria plans, and other health and welfare benefits arrangements. He is also experienced in the areas of executive compensation, stock option planning and wealth succession planning.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Charles was a senior tax consultant for a “Big 5” accounting firm, providing tax consulting and financial planning services primarily to corporate executives and high net-worth individuals.

Bruder is a frequent lecturer in the area of employee benefits and has previously published articles in The Exempt Organizations Tax Review and the New Jersey Law Journal. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Division of Taxation. He received his B.A. from LaSalle University, his J.D. from Widener University School of Law and his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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