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Have you been looking for a way to network and gain continuing education hours? Why not attend the NCEO's equity compensation Webinars? In response to question and comments from practitioners all over the U.S., the NCEO has developed these online seminars to focus on equity compensation plan design, administration, and compliance. Each session is designed to allow participants to ask questions, share ideas, and gain CEP, CPE, or HRCI continuing education credit hours. The Webinars take place 1-2 times per month for one hour (1 continuing education unit per hour) and discuss a hot topic in the industry.

RSUs for Private Companies

October 22, 2014 (10:30 am-11:30 am Pacific)

About This Meeting

This presentation will be an in-depth discussion of the use of Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) awards by private companies including the pros, cons, and best practices. This presentation will also include a discussion of the unique tax issues that arise for private companies.

Learning Objectives:


10:30 AM RSUs for Private Companies
Christopher G. Guldberg and Michael J. Poland, Baker & McKenzie LLP
11:30 AM Adjourn


Christopher G. Guldberg

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Baker & McKenzie LLP

Christopher G. Guldberg has been practicing in the employee benefits and executive compensation areas since 1992 and is senior member of the Firm's benefits practice. Mr. Guldberg advises on a wide range of benefits issues including design, implementation, operation and termination of tax-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans. He assists with all aspects of regulatory compliance associated with employee benefit plans and regularly advises clients on ERISA's fiduciary and prohibited transactions provisions. Mr. Guldberg has substantial experience drafting and advising on executive and incentive compensation arrangements such as employment agreements, equity-based compensation plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, including advising on the operation of Code Sections 409A (nonqualified deferred compensation), 162(m) (USD1 million limit on compensation) and 280G (change in control). Mr. Guldberg also advises employers on employee benefits and executive compensation matters in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and the benefits transition and integration issues associated with such transactions.

Michael Poland

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Baker & McKenzie LLP

Michael Poland is an attorney in Baker & McKenzie's North America executive compensation and employee benefits practice group. He routinely advises companies on various executive compensation and employee benefits matters, as well as employee benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Michael advises clients on the design, implementation and operation of tax-qualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans and nonqualified plans. He assists clients with all aspects of regulatory compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA and COBRA. Additionally, he advises clients on ERISA's fiduciary and prohibited transactions provisions. Michael also represents clients in plan qualification and other issues related to the IRS.


NCEO members: Free.

Nonmembers: See below for fees.

General Registration Information

Register just once per year and be automatically registered for for all of the Equity Compensation Webinars in our 2013 series. If you are not currently a member, it only costs $90 to join for one year (sign up here). To register, either (1) use the registration form in the members' area of this site (username and password required) or (2) email equitywebinars@nceo.org.

Who Needs to Register?

Each person who logs in to a Webinar must register in advance and must log in using his or her own name. Your registration is not transferable to someone else at your company, so if someone else will log in to the Webinar, they should register themselves.

If a group of people will all watch the Webinar from one computer, using a projector and speaker phone or similar technology, only one person needs to register and log in.

If you want continuing education credit, then you must register and log in using your own name. We will not be able to provide a certificate of completion if you do not.

Viewing Replays

Webinar replays allow you to access prerecorded Webinars at your convenience, as often as you like. Replays of equity compensation Webinars are provided to NCEO members only and are free. To view replays, go to the list of upcoming and archived equity compensation Webinars in the members' area of this site (username and password required)

Continuing Education Credit

To receive continuing education credit for our Group-Internet Based Webinars, participants must be registered for the Webinar and log in to the Webinar under their own name. Participants must respond by poll to all the questions posed by the moderator. Participants failing to respond to the questions will not be eligible for continuing education credit. To receive a certificate of completion, please indicate the type of certificate you would like on the ReadyTalk Participation Registration page. Upon confirmation of your participation, you will be sent a certificate via email from Ramona Rodriguez-Brooks within the next 2 weeks. **CEP Institute accepts requests for credit on a completely self reporting basis - certificates are not required.

CPE Credit

The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

This program is a "group-Internet based" offering and provides 1.00 hour of CPE credit for accountants in the area of "specialized knowledge and applications." The material is basic level. No prerequisites or advanced preparation is needed. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NCEO at 510-208-1300.

CEP Credit for Certified Equity Professionals

This program has been approved for 1.00 hour toward the ongoing education requirements of the Certified Equity Professional Institute at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. For more information about certification and continuing education, please visit the CEPI home page at http://www.scu.edu/business/cepi/.

HRCI Recertification Credit

HRCI logoThe use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for re-certification credit.

This program has been approved for 1.00 hour of recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR re-certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit the HRCI home page at www.hrci.org.

Cancellation Policy

Once you are registered, simply mark the dates of those Webinars you wish to attend on your calendar, and log in at the scheduled time. There is no need to advise us which ones you plan to attend. If you are an NCEO member no notice of cancellation is required. Live Webinars are a NCEO membership benefit and are free; therefore, refunds are not applicable. If you are not an NCEO member and have paid to attend, a full refund will be issued, less a $35 administrative fee, if the request is received by the close of business on 24 business hours prior to the broadcast. Cancellations made after that date will be eligible for credit toward another program, minus a $35 administrative fee. If you do not attend and do not cancel, no refund will be issued.