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Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
DALLAS, TX 75219-7673
United States

Work Department

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Employee Benefits M&A; Esops and Other Stock-Based Plans; Erisa and Other Benefits Litigation; Fund Finance




Scott Thompson leverages more than seven years of prior work experience as a human resources and executive recruiting professional to deliver practical employee benefits and executive compensation legal advice from a client’s point of view.

Scott frequently assists clients in corporate transactions, representing both buyers and sellers, by identifying and correcting employee benefit plan issues (such as retirement plan qualification failures and compliance with Sections 409A and 280G of the Internal Revenue Code) as well as negotiating and drafting the purchase agreement and other transaction-related documents. In addition, Scott advises clients on payroll and unemployment tax complexities and potential issues that may arise when employee groups are consolidated with or transferred to another entity in connection with a corporate transaction, business consolidation, or reorganization.


J.D., Texas A&M University School of Law, 2012, summa cum laude; Order of the Barristers; Order of Scribes; Managing Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.‘s employee benefits and executive compensation practice has been advising clients in the energy, healthcare, retail, financial services and food and beverages sectors on high-value acquisitions, restructurings, and benefit transfers. Recent work for the group includes advising hospitality company Landry’s on the $745m sale of its online gaming subsidiary, Golden Nugget Online Gaming, to Landcadia Holdings II; practice head Susan Wetzel and associate Scott Thompson led on this matter from the Dallas office. Houston-based Jesse Gelsomini has expertise in incentive compensation and equity arrangements.