Rolf Zaiss has been practicing in the area of executive compensation and employee benefits for over 20 years. His experience and knowledge includes the tax, ERISA, securities law and accounting issues relating to executive compensation arrangements and employee benefit plans.

Practice & Background

Mr. Zaiss has extensive experience in the employee benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, domestic and international. His practice has included the representation of both targets and acquirers in hundreds of corporate transactions, as well as companies undertaking initial public offerings. Mr. Zaiss also represents private equity investors, employers, individual executives and management groups in the negotiation, structuring, drafting and implementation of employment, severance, change in control, deferred compensation and equity arrangements. His clients have ranged from start-up companies to some of the largest public corporations in the United States.

Mr. Zaiss received his B.A. magna cum laude in 1989 from Queens College and his J.D. cum laude in 1991 from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an associate editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He has also worked as a senior research analyst on Wall Street doing anti-takeover analysis and served as a sergeant in the United States Army.