Alex H. Glaser

Alex Glaser practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. His experience includes the design, implementation and administration of tax-qualified and non-qualified plans and arrangements. He also drafts and amends employment agreements, non-competition agreements, severance agreements, equity compensation plans and deferred compensation arrangements.

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Alex Glaser practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. His experience includes the design, implementation and administration of tax-qualified and non-qualified plans and arrangements. He also drafts and amends employment agreements, non-competition agreements, severance agreements, equity compensation plans and deferred compensation arrangements.

Mr. Glaser regularly advises clients on all aspects of compliance with Health Care Reform. In addition, he counsels both publicly traded and private companies on benefits and compensation issues resulting from merger and acquisition activity. He also has significant experience in representing companies during DOL and IRS investigations involving plan and benefits-related issues.

Experience

  • Advised on benefits and executive compensation matters related to various corporate transactions, including representation of: (i) publicly traded bank holding company in stock purchase of unrelated publicly-traded company; (ii) ESOP trustee in sale of ESOP-owned hospital to unrelated third party; and (iii) regional hospital in leasing arrangement.
  • Counseled on various aspects of health care reform compliance and preparation.
  • Advised clients regarding various aspects of deferred compensation, including drafting arrangements compliant with Code Section 409A and correction of document and operational errors.
  • Drafted Securities and Exchange Commission filings on behalf of publicly traded clients, including registration statements for company stock offered through benefit plans and relevant portions of proxy materials. 
  • Represented plan sponsors in connection with IRS and DOL correction procedures, including correction of: (i) delinquent plan remissions; (ii) failure to adopt timely qualification amendments; and (iii) late inclusion of eligible plan participants.
  • Advised regional bank on equity compensation issues related to initial public offering of common stock.
  • Counseled clients on various issues related to employee terminations, including drafting severance pay plans and separation agreements and advising on WARN and COBRA issues.
  • Advised plan sponsors during DOL and IRS investigations into plan compliance and operation, including investigations regarding: (i) status of group medical plan as  “grandfathered” under Health Care Reform; and (ii) failure of bankrupt client to remit contributions to 401(k) plan.

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association (Chair, Young Lawyers Section)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Louisiana Hospital Association
  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
  • Southwest Benefits Association
  • Association of Employee Benefit Planners
  • Lighthouse for the Blind (Member, Board of Directors)
  • New Orleans Film Society (President, Board of Directors)

Recognition

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers - Rising Stars