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COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, TRUSTS & ESTATES


Planning for the Future: Executive Estates & Trusts

    vital legal advice for your business'
    important financial transactions
Executive compensation arrangements are one of the chief ways that corporations encourage good work from their executive teams, which have a significant impact on company strategy, decision-making, and value-creation. If your corporate structure includes an executive team of any size, such arrangements are exceedingly important to the success of your business. 

As a full-service corporate law firm, Costyn Law is equipped to address the many facets of executive compensation arrangements, including, but not limited to:

  • ​CEO-level and other employment, change-in-control, and severance agreements
  • Stock-based incentive plans
  • Supplemental retirement arrangements
  • Deferred compensation plans; 
  • And other director compensation.

In addition to being experienced with making executive compensation arrangements, Costyn Law is equipped to meet the challenges of developing executive benefit plans that will allow your business' executives to save for a retirement suitable with their lifestyle with minimal or no impact to your company's balance sheet. 

In order to provide your executives with employment compensation agreements that benefit them and your business,  Costyn Law will work with every authority necessary, including employers' accountants and compensation consultants, to address all of the disciplines that bear on executive compensation arrangements and benefit plans, such as tax, ERISA, state corporation and federal securities laws, stock exchange listing requirements, accounting requirements, and the concerns of institutional investors and shareholder advisory services. 

Costyn Law's experience, technical abilities, and sound judgment are invaluable to the process of successfully planning and implementing either individual executive compensation agreements and benefit plans, or broader compensation programs entire executive teams. Let Costyn Law strengthen your business by providing your executives with compensation and benefit arrangements that will keep them motivated to make your business a success. 


For today's executive, the processes of managing and arranging for the disposal of their estate, can be complicated, confusing, and even conflictual. Costyn Law understands this, and is acutely aware of the realities of executive estate planning and management.

Costyn Law can help you identify goals, plan for contingencies, and create a comprehensive estate plan. From there, the best legal instruments possible will be employed to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled, all while helping bypass probate, set aside assets, minimize estate taxes, and control who will be your beneficiaries. A sampling of these instruments are listed below:

  • Wills to govern the distribution of your assets
  • Financial and medical 
  • Living wills and healthcare directives
  • Guardianship appointment for minor children
  • Family limited partnerships to pass a family-owned business to the next generation
  • Grantor retained annuity trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts
  • Revocable trusts
  • Dynasty trusts
  • Charity trusts and charitable remainder trusts
  • Spendthrift trusts to protect assets from creditors

Without the guidance of a competent attorney, you could very easily and inadvertently mismanage your estate and squander some of its hard-earned wealth. ​As a client, Costyn Law can make sure this never happens to you.
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