Attorney at Law
Ed created the Flexible Share Authorization that is utilized by nearly half of the S&P 500 companies in their equity compensation… read more plans.
- Employee Stock Option Plan
- Employment Agreement
- Employment Policies & Procedures
- Equity Compensation
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Formation Consults
- Corporate Formation
- Founders Agreement
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
- Outside General Counsel
"We used Ed to help draft employment and severance agreements for our top 5 executives. He helped lay out current market practices in our industry, filled us in on corporate best practices in regards to both employment agreements and severance agreements, and helped lay out the process to get these agreement communicated to our executives and their counsel. He helped develop the term sheet format we used during the initial negotiations which, in turn, was used to develop the agreements. All of our executives signed off on their agreements and we ended up with better agreements than we had before. Working with Ed was a pleasure as he was quite responsive to communications and turned new drafts quite quickly, and did so in a very competent manner."
"Ed helped walk us through setting up our business in a manner that was professional and engaging. He described all the possible ways we could structure the business, the potential pros and cons of each alternative, discussed our goals and concerns and suggested the business entity choices that best fit our needs. Overall was a terrific process and we enjoyed working with Ed. He was a consummate professional and very responsive to our questions and requests."
Senior Advisor and Lead Consultant
Oct 2006 - Present
Exequity is a full-service, independent executive compensation consulting firm. Exequity partners with boards and senior management teams on complex issues involving executive compensation, governance, talent management, and corporate transations. Exequity's clients range in size from FORTUNE 10 to private companies across all industry groups.
Leader, Technical Services and Solutions Team
Jan 2006 - Oct 2006
Buck Consultants was a compensation and benefits consultant that focused on helping public and private companies. Ed lead Buck's Technical Services and Solutions Team which was embedded in its executive compensation group, helping consultants and clients understand the accounting, securities, tax, corporate governance and institutional investor issues related to executive compensation.
Lead Technical Consultant
Jan 2000 - Dec 2005
Hewitt Associates was one of the Big 4 human resource consulting firms, focused on executive compensation, benefits and outsourced services. Ed worked in the Executive Compensation group where he was on the Technical Team helping clients and consultants understand technical issues (accounting, securities, tax, and corporate governance) related to executive compensation.
Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
Levenfeld Pearlstein is a regional law firm that focused on business, corporate law, tax, real estate, and estate planning during this period. Ed was employed as a corporate attorney and worked on business legal issues including business acquisitions and dispositions, real estate transactions, business formation, and tax issues.
Fox and Grove Chartered
Oct 1996 - Jan 1998
Fox and Grove was an employment law firm focused on assisting employers and insurance companies. Fox and Grove also maintained a corporate practice in which Ed worked that focused on assisting the business formation, transactional, tax, and estate planning needs of its business owners clients.
Law Offices of Floyd Manilow
Oct 1994 - Oct 1996
The Law Office of Floyd Manilow focused on assisting clients with business and real estate transactional services. Mr. Manilow was a life governor of the Home Builders Association and had significant interests in the local Chicago real estate market. Ed assisted the firms' clients with real estate closing, lawsuits, corporate transactional and estate planning needs.