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Alan M. Levine

Partner & Co-Chair, Compensation, Benefits and Employment
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Tel: 212.735.8694
Mobile: 516.238.5749
Fax: 917.522.3194
Email: alevine@morrisoncohen.com

Alan is Co-Chair of our Compensation, Benefits & Employment Department. He is one of our primary transactional lawyers for compensation and benefits matters, and also regularly advises our private equity and investment adviser clients on ERISA's Plan Asset Regulations.  In addition, Alan counsels employers on incentive compensation design, as well as executives and management teams on their employment and equity arrangements, often in change of control situations.  Alan also advises clients on issues relating to restrictive covenants, including non-competes and non-solicits.

Alan counsels our clients on the interconnected tax, corporate governance, securities, and ERISA aspects of executive compensation. As part of his transactional practice, Alan represents clients on compensation and benefits arrangments in a wide variety of corporate transactions, and on the application of ERISA's Plan Asset Regulations with respect to the structure, operation and administration of private investment funds. Alan also has considerable experience in designing and implementing short- and long-term incentive compensation plans and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A for businesses. Alan has also represented executives at all levels and management teams in many industries in connection with their employment agreements, separation agreements, and restrictive covenant agreements. Alan has deep experience in addressing change of control situations, having represented hundreds of individuals and companies during his career.

Alan joined Morrison Cohen in 2005. Prior to joining Morrison Cohen, he practiced at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he began his compensation and benefits career.

Professional Activities

Lexis Practice Advisor Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Contributing Author

Recognition

Alan has spoken on a variety of compensation and benefits topics, and has been quoted on compensation matters in the business and national media.