Solutions for Business Leaders

Due to the complex nature of compensation plans, many business leaders seek our expertise to aid in the reduction of tax burdens and the maximization of distributions.

ESOP plans, Stock Options, Restricted Stock Units, Discounted Stock and every other form of equity compensation can be confusing and overwhelming. We work specifically with Business Leaders to explain how all of their benefits work and offer simple, valuable solutions.

Common Types of Equity Compensation

Non-Qualified Stock Options

Most common and can be offered to employees, contractors, or consultants, but fewer tax benefits.

Phantom Stock

Cash bonus is paid at a later date equivalent to the value of a certain number of stock shares.

Performance Shares

Companies award shares to upper management only when certain criteria are met.

Incentive Stock Options (ISOs)

Only available to employees and provide special tax advantages.

Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPPs)

Allows employees to purchase shares of the company at a discount.

Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs)

Allows employees to be compensated when the stock price increases, without having to buy shares of stock.

Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)

Employees are compensated in stock that must complete a vesting period before it can be sold.

We provide guidance on how to optimize these compensation plans in order to meet your financial objectives, and also how to utilize the features of each plan to reduce your tax burden and maximize distributions.


Understand all available equity compensation structures, how/if they work together, and how/when the company will award shares or options.


Build a plan to optimize your compensation options, from your retirement plan to your stock options, to do maximize your employers contribution to your financial objectives.


Fit the stock compensation plan into your overall financial plan and make sure concentrated stock positions are considered in your overall investment allocation.

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