Kimberly B. Wethly is a seasoned attorney who is recognized for her extensive experience in all aspects of executive compensation, including applicable tax, corporate securities and accounting issues. Ms. Wethly represents both public and privately held companies’ boards of directors and compensation committees and corporate executives.
She also advises the firm’s corporate clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, formation, financings, restructurings and public offerings. Ms. Wethly’s proficiency encompasses equity compensation, nonqualified deferred compensation, incentive plans, and executive, retention, severance and change-in-control agreements.
Notable publications by Ms. Wethly include “Best Practices for Option Grants by VC-Backed Companies,” published as a WilmerHale Email Alert and later published in Bloomberg Law Reports; “Structuring Stock Options and Severance Payments after Section 409A,” published in the Venture Capital Review; and “Stock Option Pricing Issues for Private Companies: Our Recommendations in Light of Section 409A and Recent AICPA Guidance,” published as a WilmerHale Email Alert.
Ms. Wethly is a member of the American Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.
- Consult with numerous companies undertaking initial public offerings to prepare appropriate company compensation programs and agreements, including post-IPO equity incentive plans and employee stock purchase plans
- Assist with numerous option repricings by public and privately held companies, including preparation of tender offer documents where required
- Advise public and private companies on participation in IRS 409A documentary and operational corrections programs
- Provide ongoing advice to a worldwide entertainment company on compensation arrangements and policies for executives, employees and talent.
- Advised a financial institution in connection with the Federal Reserve’s horizontal review of large, complex banking organizations and ongoing compliance with Federal Reserve guidance on incentive compensation.
- JD, Boston College Law School, 1997
- BA, Philosophy, Boston College, 1993
ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts
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