Executive Compensation & Benefits

Weil’s Executive Compensation and Benefits practice plays a key role advising global clients on a wide range of corporate and restructuring matters.

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Global Transactional and Restructuring Capabilities

Weil's Executive Compensation & Benefits lawyers are strategically located in the United States and United Kingdom. Our lawyers work in close coordination with the Firm's M&A, Private Equity, Private Funds and Restructuring practices, and regularly advise global clients on issues associated with compensation and benefit arrangements that arise in these types of commercial matters.

Trusted Advisor to Public and Private Companies

Our lawyers provide a full suite of advice on the design and implementation of compensation and benefit arrangements.

Instrumental in the Design and Negotiation of Executive Employment and Compensation Arrangements.

Weil advises companies on senior executive and management employment and compensation arrangements, including for employment, separation, retention, cash incentives, equity incentives (such as stock options, restricted stock, partnership profits and capital interests, and other alternative forms of equity compensation), deferred compensation, golden parachutes, and pension and retirement. Weil also regularly counsels clients in connection with ERISA, pension investments and fiduciary matters.

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Paul J. Wessel

Paul J. Wessel


New York

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Ranked Tier 1 for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Legal 500 US 2024

Named a “Leading” Firm for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in the U.S.

Chambers USA 2023

Named a “Leading” Firm for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in New York

Chambers USA 2024

Five Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Partners Named Among the “500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers”


Ranked Tier 1 for National: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2021*

*Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Practice Head Paul Wessel Named MVP: Benefits

Law360 2018

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