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About


G. William Tysse

Mr. Tysse practices within the firm’s Taxation and Employee Benefits Department, focusing on employee benefits and executive compensation. He has extensive experience advising public, private and nonprofit clients on all aspects of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, including excess and supplemental retirement plans, cash and equity incentive plans, and employment and severance agreements.

He is particularly experienced with Section 409A requirements, and regularly advises clients in other areas of executive compensation law, including Section 162(m), Section 280G, the SEC’s executive compensation proxy disclosure rules and the executive compensation aspects of the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

He also advises clients on the tax and securities law aspects of stock option plans, including incentive stock options and employee stock purchase plans. He also has experience advising clients on the tax and ERISA-related aspects of qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans and employee stock ownership plans, health and welfare plans and other fringe benefits.

Practices

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Oxford University, M.St., with Distinction, 2001
  • University of Virginia, B.A. with Distinction, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia 2004
  • District of Columbia 2005
 


Steven D. Kittrell

Mr. Kittrell represents a variety of clients on benefit matters including executive compensation, qualified retirement plans, and incentive compensation plans. He deals with the Treasury Department, national office of the IRS, Department of Labor, and Securities and Exchange Commission on benefits issues. He is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, the ESOP Association, and the American Bar Association Section of Taxation.

He works with private and publicly held companies, as well as exempt organizations. He advises management and boards of directors about the tax, securities, and corporate aspects of compensation arrangements, including stock-based incentive plans, SERPs, directors’ compensation, and performance compensation. This work includes executive employment contracts, non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, stock option plans, restricted stock programs for public and private corporations, and insurance-based arrangements. He assists in the preparation of public disclosure documents on executive compensation, including proxies and IPO documents, and compliance with stock exchange requirements.

Practices

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. Tax, 1981
  • George Washington University National Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1978
  • Baylor University, B.A., cum laude, 1974

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia 1978
  • Maryland 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1984
  • U.S. Tax Court 1979
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1979