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Gary Tashjian

Gary Tashjian is an associate in the Tax Department, focusing on executive compensation and employee benefits law.

In the executive compensation and employee benefits area, Gary has experience with employment, change in control and separation agreements for executives; annual and long-term equity and cash incentive awards and plans; severance and deferred compensation arrangements; and compliance with Internal Revenue Code Sections 162(m), 280G and 409A. He also advises corporations, directors and officers in connection with SEC reporting obligations, including proxy statements, registration statements, Form 8-Ks and Section 16 filings.

In the mergers and acquisitions area, Gary advises buyers, sellers and executives on legal issues with respect to tax, employment and securities laws, as well as retention and corporate governance issues.

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IRS Releases Guidance on Treatment of Incentive Stock Options in Reorganizations

On May 8, 2015, the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service released Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum No. 201519031 (available here) describing the difference in tax consequences of a disposition of shares acquired upon exercise of an incentive stock option in a merger that constitutes a reorganization as compared to a merger that … Continue Reading

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