Linda Marotta Thomas counsels companies and individuals in all aspects of equity-based and incentive compensation arrangements. 

Linda has extensive experience advising clients regarding the tax, employment, securities law and accounting aspects of stock-based and cash compensation programs. She advises clients on stock options and restricted stock programs, long-term incentive and performance award plans, employee stock purchase plans, deferred compensation, golden parachute and retention bonus arrangements, tax-qualified and supplemental executive retirement plans and executive employment agreement negotiations. 

Linda' practice focuses on developing compensation strategies that best position companies in the highly competitive process of recruiting, retaining and rewarding executive officers and personnel. Her practice spans high technology, e-commerce, emerging growth and biotech companies, as well as traditional consumer service and "bricks and mortar" companies at all stages of their life cycles, from start-up and venture-capital funding through initial public offering and beyond.

Linda is well experienced in mergers and acquisitions as they relate to employee benefits, stock options, and other compensation arrangements. In addition, Linda has a broad range of experience counseling plan sponsors and fiduciaries in connection with designing and operating tax-qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) profit-sharing plans and leveraged ESOPs.