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Alan M. Levine

Partner
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Tel: 212.735.8694
Mobile: 516.238.5749
Fax: 917.522.3194
Email: alevine@morrisoncohen.com

Compensation & Benefits Experience

  • Advise private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on the employment arrangements and agreements for their respective senior managers, including with respect to separations therefrom
  • Design and implement numerous equity incentive compensation programs for portfolio companies of our private equity sponsor clients, including stock option, stock appreciation right, restricted stock, restricted stock purchase, restricted stock unit, performance share, and performance share unit programs
  • Advised multiple private equity sponsors in their fund formation activities, including with respect to ERISA's Plan Asset Regulations compliance, and carried interest programs Structured profits interests programs to incentivize senior managers for a diverse set of clients
  • Advised health care-focused hedge fund in its carry and bonus programs
  • Advised several companies in adjusting their incentive/non-qualified stock options in connection with dividend recapitalizations

ERISA Investment Advisory Services

  • Represents two of the leading private investment managers in their fiduciary capacities with respect to ERISA “plan assets” in order to ensure compliance with ERISA’s Plan Asset Regulations
  • Advise numerous private equity sponsors in their fund formation activities and ERISA compliance

Executive Representation Experience

  • Negotiated on behalf of many private equity and hedge fund professionals in connection with their employment and carry arrangements at new sponsors
  • Represented hundreds of senior executives in various industries, including the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, in change of control situations
  • Advised the incoming CEO in his employment and equity compensation arrangements at a newly-formed pet care "roll-up" business formed by an affiliate of a privately held conglomerate
  • Counseled the lead principals of newly formed long-term capital private equity fund in their carried interest arrangements
  • Advised private equity professional in connection with the professional’s promotion to senior partner, including with respect to management company arrangements
  • Counseled a former Presidential Executive Fellow, former Counselor to the Secretary of Transportation and former Acting Executive Director of the Build America Bureau at U.S. Department of Transportation in his 2017 employment and equity arrangements at a prominent privately-owned real estate firm
  • Represented management team of a leading manufacturer of designer women’s clothing in their employment and equity arrangements with an affiliate of a private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies, who was acquiring the manufacturer
  • Negotiated on behalf of the incoming Co-head of a multibillion dollar global-focused private equity fund, that is sponsored by a global alternative asset manager with more than $185 billion of assets under management
  • Counseled the incoming Co-CEO of a leading global private investment firm with more than $75 billion of assets under management
  • Represented senior investment banking team in their move to a premier investment bank, which is part of one of the top 15 largest banks in the world and the fifth largest in North America
  • Advised current President of the world's leader in business news in connection with the renegotiation of his employment arrangements
  • Negotiated on behalf of the incoming Chief Executive Officer of the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, other health care professionals, employees, and health plans, in his employment and equity arrangements

M&A Advisory Services Experience

  • Counseled a leading provider of sustainably sourced sheets, pillows, mattresses and towels, in its sale to a leading consumer brands focused private equity sponsor
  • Advised a full-service advisory and accounting firm in its acquisition of a middle-market accounting firm
  • Counseled consumer-focused private equity sponsor in its roll-up of veterinarian medical practices
  • Advised major private-equity sponsor in its “merger of equals” between its portfolio company and another leading provider of hosted information technology solutions
  • Represented a leading media and internet company in multiple acquisitions and dispositions, including an on-line dictionary service and a leading on-line publisher
  • Counseled multiple portfolio companies of major private equity sponsors in their various add-on acquisitions
  • Represented a global private equity sponsor in its sale of a leading animal health and nutrition company to a leading captive private equity sponsor
  • Advised consumer-focused private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a revolutionary make-up manufacturer
  • Represented middle-market private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a leading global manufacturer of key intermediate chemicals for high-value industrial and consumer applications
  • Advised a global private equity sponsor in its acquisition of a fast-growing provider of laboratory supplies and equipment to the scientific and research community
  • Counseled one of the nation’s most respected full-service independent insurance brokers in its sale to an innovative national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm
  • Represented consumer-focused private equity sponsor in its sale of a leading professional and prestige hair care brand dedicated to curly hair to a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager
  • Advised one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing fitness brands in its acquisition of a leading franchise sales and brand development firm