As head of Skadden’s West Coast Executive Compensation and Benefits Group, Joseph Yaffe counsels public and private companies, private equity firms, senior executives and boards of directors on their most complex matters.
Mr. Yaffe’s broad practice includes advising on the tax and securities issues arising in equity compensation arrangements and handling the employee benefits issues in corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other business combinations.
He regularly handles the executive compensation aspects of some of the world’s largest M&A transactions, with a strong focus the technology sector. He works with companies in a broad range of other industries, including entertainment, retail, medical technology and biotechnology.
He has an active practice representing senior executives and advises numerous high-profile business leaders in Silicon Valley and nationwide.
- J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 1994, Law Review
- A.B., Columbia University, 1990
Admissions : California
- San Francisco, American and Federal Bar Associations
- The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
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