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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Matthew Shiels, New York, USA

Matthew Shiels

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Executive Compensation

Position

Matthew T. Shiels is a partner in the Firm's Executive Compensation Group. Matt regularly advises private and public companies, private equity funds, senior executives and portfolio managers in connection with executive compensation and employee benefits in a number of complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions. Matt's practice focuses on providing advice on a wide variety of executive compensation matters, including structuring and implementing deferred compensation, equity compensation, bonus compensation and incentive compensation plans and agreements. Matt's practice also includes drafting transactional documents, including employment, consulting, termination, change-in-control, severance and release agreements, as well as identifying issues arising under, and assisting in complying with, the Internal Revenue Code (including sections 162(m), 280G and 409A), federal securities laws, applicable exchange regulations and related corporate governance rules. He also has experience with qualified plans, individual retirement accounts, wage laws, penalty assessment (by the Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service), treatment of benefit plans in bankruptcy and complex ERISA issues involving fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions.

Education

LL.M., New York University School of Law; J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, B.S., cum laude, State University of New York at Albany, B.S.

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United States: Private Equity

January 2019. By Matt Shiels, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to private equity laws and regulations that may occur in  United States . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Private Equity. [Continue Reading]

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