Attracting and Retaining Talent for Startups: Employee Incentive Plans, Payroll Concerns, Immigration Law Issues



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June 20, 2024
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About the Program

This program will review (1) equity compensation plans (including stock options, phantom stock, restricted stock, and restricted stock units); (2) certain traps for the unwary with respect to payroll; and (3) some visa options for entrepreneurs.

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Meet the Speakers
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Cristina Perez


Partner Leech Tishman

Cristina is an internationally recognized immigration lawyer. Her practice focuses on assisting professionals and multi-national companies in the technology, business, investment, athletic, and entertainment fields, in non-immigrant and immigrant visas, labor certifications, as well as in other immigration representation.  Her clients include Fortune 500 and Inc. 500 companies, national and international businesses, investment firms, corporate executives, professionals, athletes, international celebrities, as well as entertainers.

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Mark Hess


President Mark Hess Tax Consultancy Corp

Mark is a tax lawyer with over 40 years of experience in large national law firms. Mark has specialized in = advising companies, both for profit and not-for-profit, and executives with respect to all types of employee benefit plans, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, health & welfare plans, ESOPs, and equity compensation programs including plans awarding nonqualified and incentive stock options, phantom stock, restricted stock and RSUs.

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Michele F.L. Weiss


Principal Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC

Michele Leichtman Weiss is a Principal at Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin. She has over 20 years of experience in tax controversy and litigation matters. Michele helps her clients resolve their civil and criminal tax matters. She represents her clients in all aspects of tax controversy, in examinations, appeals and collection matters, at the administrative level and in litigation with federal, state and local tax authorities including the IRS, FTB, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), EDD, Board of Equalization, Office of Tax Appeals (OTA), the County Assessor and LA City Finance Office. Michele has expertise in many substantive and procedural tax issues including tax penalty abatement, conservation easement deductions, offshore disclosure matters, employment tax matters, sales tax audits, research and development credits, collection due process and non-profit matters. Michele handles property tax matters in all California counties including special assessments, escape assessments, change in ownership issues and property tax appeal representation.

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