Taylor Wedge French Esq.

McGuireWoods LLP
French, Taylor Wedge

Mr. French's employee benefits practice covers a wide-range of traditional executive compensation and employee benefits matters along with a variety of inter-disciplinary practice areas and industries that are affected by executive compensation and employee benefits laws. Mr. French regularly works with clients to design, implement and maintain equity compensation plans, long-term incentive plans, bonus programs and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements for executives, employees and non-employee directors. He also advises and represents executives, boards of directors and compensation committees in the negotiation and drafting of employment, severance, retirement, termination and change-in-control agreements. In connection with his executive compensation practice, Mr. French frequently counsels compensation committees of publicly traded clients on the Dodd-Frank financial reform laws and regularly assists with the drafting and preparation of proxy statements and other SEC filings related to executive compensation matters. Mr. French frequently advises and negotiates executive compensation and employee benefits matters relating to private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.  He received his A.B., from Dartmouth College and his J.D., from Vanderbilt University Law School.


Mr. French is a co-author of BBNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 73-3rd, Compensation Committees.