Incentive Compensation in Businesses, Part 2



  • Available Until 9/1/2025
  • Next Class Time 11:00 AM MT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format MP3 Download
  • Program Code 08312023
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $89.00


Companies of every type including incentivize compensation features in employee compensation packages. The range of incentive compensation tools and techniques available to these companies depends on the type of entity involved.  Corporate entities have stock options, restricted stock and other forms of profit or capital appreciation rights.  LLCs are even more flexible and can award a variety of forms of profit or capital rights.  These alternatives, together with voting and vesting restrictions, provide companies alternatives for virtually every circumstance.  But each alternative comes with tradeoffs – practical, tax and financial. This program will provide you with a real world guide to the incentive compensation alternatives in business entities.


Day 1:

  • Framework of incentive compensation alternatives for corporate v. pass-through entity
  • Advantages and drawbacks of stock options, restricted stock, and profit participation rights
  • How IRC Section 83 impacts corporate stock options, the award of restricted stock and other rights
  • Use of vesting to impact the tax consequences of incentive compensation
  • Special incentive compensation issues in S Corps


Day 2:

  • Use of profit interests and capital interest in LLCs, partnerships
  • Exchanging incentive compensation for services
  • Incentive compensation in single member LLCs
  • Impact of IRC Section 409A and deferred compensation
  • Employment tax considerations



Norman Lencz is a partner in the Baltimore, Maryland office of Venable, LLP, where his practice focuses on a broad range of federal, state, local and international tax matters.  He advises clients on tax issues relating to corporations, partnerships, LLCs, joint ventures and real estate transactions.  He also has extensive experience with compensation planning in closely held businesses.