Bucky Swift is a partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice and has spent his entire career in the ERISA employee benefits area. Bucky partners with Boards of Directors, employers and individuals to design, draft and implement successful and responsible compensation plans and arrangements.
Bucky develops solutions on a broad range of benefits and compensation issues, including qualified and non-qualified retirement planning, compensation and benefits strategies for successful reductions-in-force, merger and acquisition compensation and benefits planning, and welfare benefit programs including issues under the new Health Care Reform law. Bucky concentrates in the executive compensation area and works with Boards of Directors, employers, individuals to develop executive compensation and incentive programs in both the privately held and publicly traded sectors. Bucky represents Boards of Directors, employers and executives alike in negotiating and drafting executive level employment and change in control agreements and navigates his clients through the complicated rules affecting those arrangements, including Internal Revenue Code Sections 162(m), 280G and 409A. Bucky also works with employers and Compensation Committee of Boards of Directors to design and develop equity compensation arrangements.
Bucky often speaks locally, regionally and nationally on a variety of employee benefits and executive compensation issues.