Michael Hepburn counsels public and private companies, non-profit organizations and individuals on a broad range of compensation, employment and benefits issues. Experienced in employee benefits, executive compensation and employment law, Michael advises clients on the design, administration and termination of retirement and welfare plans, including nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and equity and equity-based compensation programs. Michael has a strong background in insurance funding arrangements, including corporate and trust-owned life insurance, as well as split-dollar life insurance programs. He also handles employment, compensation and benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions and other business transactions.
Michael routinely counsels clients on labor and employment law issues, including hiring practices, employee evaluations, disciplinary actions, leave policies and practices, employment termination, discrimination charges, personnel policy review, and employment contracts. In addition, he advises business clients on consulting agreements, noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenant arrangements, as well as severance and release agreements. Michael also provides dispute resolution services on behalf of both employers and executives.
Michael advises clients regarding HIPAA-related matters and various record management and retention issues relating to business operations. He works extensively with clients in the media, communications and technology industries, as well as businesses and individuals in the sports and entertainment industries.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation (2015)