EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION, PENSION & BENEFITS
AND INVESTMENT ADVISER LAW
The Cohen & Buckmann lawyers are known as
practical problem solvers and experienced counsellors.
Sandra W. Cohen
Is one of the top executive compensation attorneys in North America. She is an expert on deferred compensation (Section 409A), negotiating executive agreements, and design and taxation of U.S. and global equity plans. She is known for deal-making and practical problem-solving on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employment contract negotiations and development of incentive and deferred compensation.
Carol I. Buckmann
Is widely known as an outstanding and innovative benefits lawyer, who deals with some of the foremost issues in ERISA, including pension plan compliance, fiduciary responsibilities and investment fund formation. Carol's expertise on ESOPs, pension and investment committees, and welfare plans is valued by her clients in the context of compliance programs, government audits, and mergers & acquisitions.
Lauri B. London
Lauri’s clients are financial services providers, wealth managers, pension plan advisers, law firms and accountants on a number of complex issues including investment adviser regulation, executive compensation and employee benefits. Lauri’s expertise in investment adviser regulation, and experience as in-house counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to investment advisers makes her uniquely qualified to advise and assist investment advisers, their CCOs and counsel on a wide range of legal and compliance matters, including:
- drafting and review of all operational and regulatory documents;
- compliance manuals, including policies and procedure;
- resolution of specific regulatory and/or compliance issues;
- annual compliance reviews; and
- compliance review of marketing collateral.
She simplifies complex regulatory requirements for her clients. Her special interest is helping financial professionals launch their own independent advisory businesses.
Leonard S. Hirsh
Len is one of the foremost employee benefits and executive compensation attorneys in the Northeast. He is known for providing innovative solutions and practical advice regarding plan design, governance, regulatory compliance, employment arrangements and contract negotiations. His experience with one of the world’s largest accounting firms and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS provides him with unique insights into handling governmental inquiries.