Eric Winwood

Partner

Eric Winwood

Dallas

P: +1.214.953.6930 F: +1.214.661.4930
  • Implementation of executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements in connection with a spin-off transaction for a large publicly-traded offshore oil and gas drilling services company
  • Negotiation of the employee benefits provisions in the acquisition of a large publicly traded company in the health information industry, and assisted with benefits integration, executive compensation and retention planning for periods following the acquisition
  • Computation of golden parachute compensation payouts in connection with proposed and actual merger and acquisition transactions on behalf of technology, food services, and aerospace companies
  • Drafting of legal opinions relating to the “plan assets” status, and negotiation of the governing documents, of various private equity funds and real estate investment funds
  • Negotiation of the employee benefit representations and covenants in numerous credit agreements and note purchase agreements on behalf of borrowers/issuers and major banks
  • Negotiation on behalf of clients with the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor in connection with audits, filings and corrections
  • Negotiation of numerous employment and separation agreements on behalf of employers and executives
  • Negotiation with multiemployer plan trustee in connection with the establishment of an escrow arrangement in connection with the client's disposition of certain company divisions
  • Coordination with overseas lawyers on providing, and the taxation of equity compensation to employees in China, Netherlands, Switzerland, Cayman Islands, and the United Kingdom
  • Counseling regarding the process of providing retention benefits and other executive compensation payouts in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding
  • Preparation of amicus legal briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals in landmark employee benefits litigation