David D’Alessandro advises companies on the implementation of executive contracts, with a particular focus on the tax and securities issues arising from executive compensation arrangements.
David counsels his clients both on day-to-day executive compensation matters as well as on executive pay issues related to mergers and acquisitions. David’s mergers and acquisitions practice consists of a mix of private equity work and public company work.
Nationally renowned in the field of executive
compensation law, David has been recognized by legal publication Chambers USA and by Legal 500. He has
testified before the U.S.
Department of Treasury concerning the implementation of executive
counsels employers on the design of a broad range of executive compensation
arrangements, including stock options, restricted stock, profits
interests and other forms of equity-based compensation. He also advises on
the structuring of
employment, change of control, and severance agreements.
In addition, David advises
employers on advanced tax and securities matters related
to executive compensation, including performance-based compensation
arrangements, golden parachute transactions, and 409A compliance matters.
is an active member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and
he is a past chairman of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
Committee of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas.
He is a member of V&E’s Management Committee
and he chairs the firm’s partnership