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James Huffman

James Huffman

Associate

James Huffman is an associate in the Tax Department and a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group.

James counsels public and private companies on their employee benefits plans and executive compensation arrangements.  This includes counseling clients on compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and securities laws, both in day-to-day administration and in transactions (including mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions).  In the employee benefit plan space, James provides advice on the full lifecycle of a plan, from its inception and administration to its termination.  He also represents clients before the IRS and other government agencies in connection with these matters.  James’s practice also includes advising clients in connection with distressed multiemployer pension plans.

In the executive compensation space, James works with both companies and executives in negotiating employment and separation agreements.  With experience working on both sides, James approaches negotiations with a holistic view of the issues and a focus on reaching an efficient and fair resolution.  He also collaborates with companies in designing and implementing annual and long-term cash and equity incentive compensation programs, and in complying with related securities disclosure obligations.

James earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Maryland, where he was senior articles editor of the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy, and earned his LL.M. in taxation with a certificate in employee benefits from Georgetown University Law Center.

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10 Keys to Proposed Regulations Under Section 4960 (Executive Compensation for Tax-Exempt Organizations and their Affiliates)

Employers that are tax-exempt or have tax-exempt affiliates (for example, a foundation) should pay close attention to a 21% excise tax under Section 4960 of the Internal Revenue Code on certain executive compensation.  Proposed Regulations under Section 4960 are described here.  The discussion includes traps for the unwary.  Please reach out to your Proskauer contact … Continue Reading

Division of Corporate Finance Releases Updated C&DIs

On May 11, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance (the “Division”) released new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”) comprising the Division’s new interpretations of the proxy rules and Schedules 14A and 14C. The new C&DIs replace interpretations previously published in the Division’s Proxy Rules and Schedule 14A Manual of Publicly Available … Continue Reading
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