Paul M. Ritter has joined the firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP as a partner in the Employment Law Department and will head the firm's executive compensation practice.
Mr. Ritter specializes in the areas of executive compensation, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and equity compensation. He represents both companies and senior executives in connection with executive employment and severance agreements. His engagements have included a broad spectrum of business entities (C and S corporations, LLCs, partnerships and joint ventures).
Mr. Ritter is often involved in the design and implementation of equity-based compensation arrangements, including stock options, restricted stock, performance shares, stock appreciation rights, phantom shares/restricted stock units, as well as "carried interest" arrangements. In addition, he has extensive experience in designing and implementing nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements and funding vehicles for such arrangements. He also has extensive experience with non-competition and non-solicitation restrictions.