Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


Executive Compensation

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to assist all sizes of businesses in developing compensation and incentive programs. We have extensive experience in advising our clients with respect to a wide variety of executive compensation issues.

  • Navigating the legislation framework in terms of IRS (409A, 162(m) and 280G) requirements as well as SEC compliance
  • Drafting/negotiating employment agreements
  • Development and implementation of equity compensation programs, such as stock option plans, phantom stock plans, and restricted stock award plans
  • Development and implementation of mid- and long-term incentive awards
  • Development and implementation of nonqualified deferred compensation and supplemental retirement plans
  • Strategies in addressing the compensation process through mergers and acquisitions
  • Retention programs
  • Governance issues as they relate to board and committee oversight
  • 409A compliance and correction.

Executive Compensation Team

Judy Burdg

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(918) 574-3087

Jennifer H. Callahan

Shareholder, Director, Industry Group Leader

(405) 552-2225

Melissa J. Cottle


(405) 552-2364

Brandon P. Long

Shareholder, Director

(405) 552-2328

T. Lake Moore V


(405) 270-6068

Richard D. Nix

Shareholder, Practice Group Leader

(405) 552-2219

John A. Papahronis


(405) 552-2231

Sam Wilkerson

Of Counsel

(918) 574-3067