Attorney Jeremy Goldstein Explains the Benefits of Stock Options

There has been a declining trend in companies offering their employees stock options to save money. For others, it’s the problems associated with stock options where the value of a company’s stock can drop to a level that would render employees options hard to make. Some employees fear that this kind of payment can lead to losses in case of economic downturns rendering stocks worthless. The accounting difficulties at times make stock options expensive than the financial advantages that the employer would have paid.

That being said, Jeremy Goldstein believes stock options can be beneficial more than additional wages, insurance coverage or equities. Stock options increase earnings when a company share rises and success encourages employees to prioritize a firm’s success when working. They will work hard, satisfy customers, attract clients, come up with innovative services, with the insight that their investment is on the line. Companies face higher taxes from equity provision rather than stock options. When offering options, companies avoid excessive costs by adopting the right strategy. Minimizing overhangs and initial and ongoing expenses is essential. Learn more:

The best solution to tackle problems associated with stock options is adopting the knockout barrier option. Stocks in this category have the same vesting requirements and time limits, but employees lose them when stocks fall beyond a given amount. They reduce overhang threats for non-employees who will not be worried about declining ownership shares, as well as low executive compensation reflecting earnings better to shareholders joy.

Jeremy is a partner at Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, a law firm specializing in advising management and compensation team, CEOs of corporations on corporate governance and compensation affairs. This is especially when it pertains to sensitive circumstances and transformative events. He was instrumental in major transactions involving the purchase of Goodrich by United Technologies, Dow Chemical Company/Rohm and Haas Company, Sanofi-Aventis/Genzyme, and Duke Energy/Process Energy. NYSE Group Inc./Euronext; Goldman Sachs and TPG/ALLTEL Corporation; J.P. Morgan Chase & Co./Bank One Corporation; Verizon Wireless/ALLTEL Corporation; Chevron Texaco Corporation/Unocal Corporation; Bank of America Corporation/MBNA Corporation; Sanofi-Synthelabo SA/Aventis SA; South African Breweries plc/Miller Brewing Company, among others.

Before founding his firm, Jeremy Goldstein was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Roen & Katz. Jeremy Goldstein is an affiliate of the Professional Advisory Board. He attended the New York University’s school of law and the University of Chicago where he graduated with Juris Doctor and a Master’s of Science respectively. He also went to Cornell University where he attained a Bachelor’s of Arts with perfect scores in all units.