Executive Compensation

KB&G's Employment Law and Executive Compensation practice, headed by Jack A. Gordon, regularly represents officers, senior executives and well-compensated personnel from a panoply of industries and disciplines, as well as several personal assistants to world-renowned musicians and government leaders.  Examples of such representations include individuals joining or leaving the following companies or organizations:

Banking and Investment Banking:  Including ABN-AMRO Bank N.V.; Banco Santander; Altisource Solutions (Lux); BNP Paribas; Barclays PLC; Chase Bank; Citibank; Credit Suisse First Boston; Deutsche Bank; Dresdner Bank; Goldman Sachs; HVB Tokyo Bank; JP Morgan Chase; Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stanley; Raymond James; Royal Bank of Canada; Royal Bank of Scotland; Santander/Sovereign; SBC Warburg; SBC Warburg Dillon Reed; Standard Chartered Bank; TD Bank; Wachovia Bank; Wachovia/FFBIC; and Wells Fargo

Brokerages/Trading Houses/Hedge Funds:  Including Abu Dhabi Investment Council; Advest, Inc.; AIG Trading Group Inc.; Asymmetric Return Capital; BlackRock; BlueCrest; BMT Commodity; Broadstreet Capital; Carret and Co.; Cantor Fitzgerald; Caspian Capital; Charles Schwab; Collins Stewart Tullett plc; D.E. Shaw & Co. L.P.; Diamondback Securities; ED&F Man; Fieldstone Private Capital; Garban Capital Market LLC; GFI (HK); GFI/BGC; Harbinger Capital; Highbridge Capital Management; KBC Financial Products; Lebenthal Funds, Inc.; Longitude, Inc.; Merrill Lynch; Natixis Inc., Nomura Securities; Oppenheimer Capital; PIMCO; Prebon Yamane; Salomon Smith Barney, Inc.; Societe Generale; Southwest Securities, Inc.; Susquehanna International Group, LLP; TMG Financial Products Inc.; and Titan Capital Group II LLC;

Retail Sales and Manufacturing:  Including Agfa Corp.; American Express; Amicale Industries; Applied Carbochemicals; Bresnan International Partners; Canon USA; Coach; ConEd; Corporate Express; Covata USA; e-Media Plus Inc.; Fine Host Foods; Harry Winston Jewelers; IBM; Javelin Technologies Inc.; JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.; Loro Piana & Co., Inc.; Olympus MedSave; Philip Morris USA; Powerllel Corp.; Regeneration Technologies, Inc.; Sephora USA, Inc.; Siemens AG; Sodexho Food Services; Sony Music Productions Pty. Ltd.; Stryker Corp.; Sultana Distribution; Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.; Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.; UniSource Worldwide, Inc.; United Envelope; Vert-x Medical Devices; and Volvo China;

Services Industries:   Including Barton & Assoc. (computer consulting); B2R (real estate development); Ernst & Young (accounting); FINRA (regulatory); Global Capital Leasing (leasing); Hearth Restaurant Group (hospitality); Hyatt Leader (placement); The Metropolitan Club (private club); Reuters; RFC Cos. (insurance brokerage); Security Connecticut General Ins. Co. (insurance); Solutions 4 Human Capital (placement); Spherion (placement and court reporting); Tradaq (global trading network); Williams Real Estate (commercial real estate); as well as dozens of restaurants, bars, wine bars and clubs;

Not-for-Profits and Educators:  Including Bloomfield College; FJC Donor Advised Funds; The Juilliard School; Lehman Manhattan Prep; Passaic Hebrew Burial Association; Rutgers University; and Women's Refugee Commission; and

Medical and Legal Professionals:  Including Apogee Physicians; Avon Medical Group; Bristol Meyers Squibb; Eye Care Specialists for the Adirondacks; Eye Care Specialists; Meadowlands Hospital; Mount Sinai Medical Center; Newark Beth Israel Hospital; Mylan Pharmaceuticals; New York Downtown Hospital; Pfizer Inc.; Regeis Care Center; St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center; St. Raphael's Hospital; Weill Cornell Medical Center; O'Shea & Partners; Pomerantz Hrudek Block; and law firm partners in connection with the dissolutions of several once-prominent law firms.


For more than 25 years, Michael has been my personal and business attorney. Recently, Michael identified the critical issues in a very unique land use development/re-zoning project and then crafted a very detailed contract which completely protected my interests.

Chuck Apelian
Entrepreneur and Land Use Consultant

KB&G did an excellent job representing us in an extremely complex matter relating not only to asset-based financing in the real estate arena, but also public securities issues. Harry Beatty and Michael Kent were not only absolutely on point on the legal issues, but they were also able to bring about a practical economic solution to our over $50 million problem.

Thomas J. Cannon, III, Esq.
Flag Wharf Inc.

Harry has been my go-to guy since 1994, when he engineered and walked us through a very difficult leveraged management buy-out with great success. I feel very protected with Harry on my side. Regardless of the legal issue, I can count on Harry and his team to help us.

Phyllis Cavaliere
METRO Newspaper Advertising Services, Inc.

Harry represented Seagram when my company purchased their Puerto Rico operations. He was talented and tough, but forthright and fair. When he left Seagram, we wanted him on our side, and we have relied on him ever since.

Felix J. Serrallés, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Destileria Serrallés, Inc.

I tend to operate at 1,000 miles per hour and Michael somehow manages to keep up with me. I have never seen him lose his cool or his focus. His personalized involvement and caring is extremely refreshing and allows me the freedom to devote my energies to the creative aspects of my businesses.

Renee Greenstein
Fashion Designer and on-air TV personality