Paul Wessel is head of Weil’s Executive Compensation & Benefits practice and is based in the New York office. Mr. Wessel focuses his practice on handling executive compensation and employee benefits matters for corporations and private equity firms in all types of transactions.
Mr. Wessel has represented numerous financial institutions, public and privately held companies, boards of directors, employee benefit plan trustees, and individual corporate executives. Mr. Wessel also regularly counsels clients in connection with executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA matters, as well as pension investments and fiduciary matters. His practice includes advising on equity and incentive compensation plans, nonqualified pension plans, and employment, severance and change in control agreements.
Mr. Wessel also represents clients on the compensation and benefits aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, and advises debtors in possession and creditors' committees on pension and employee benefits matters in bankruptcy. Additionally, his practice involves regulatory matters with the U.S. Department of Labor, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Wessel is a frequent speaker on employee benefits and compensation matters and has been published and quoted in the media on current issues in the area.
Mr. Wessel is consistently recognized by Chambers USA, where clients note he is “absolutely top in his field and very good to work with.” He is also regularly recognized in Legal 500 US and Best Lawyers in America.