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.


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.

In addition to being one of the smartest individuals I know, Jack is extremely good at what he does. He has a terrific capacity to listen to my explanation of a business problem, process it and rephrase it, displaying an acute comprehension of the issue or problem. I’m very happy with all the legal work he and his firm do for my company.

August Cardona
Epicurean Management Co.

During the sixteen years that KB&G has represented Sultana, it has grown into one of the region’s largest confectionery and food product distributors. Michael and his dedicated team earned my trust many years ago and now handle all aspects of our business including financing, employee matters, distribution agreements, real estate transactions, commercial litigations, and special projects which require cutting-edge contracts.

Brian Gold
Owner and President, Sultana Distribution Services Inc.

Harry and I worked out a very complex and challenging technological agreement on behalf of Seagram and DuPont with a reluctant third party venturer. Despite the strong potential for conflicts of interest and several seeming stalemates, Harry made it work, and work well.

Jack B. Wielar
Business Consultant (Formerly: DuPont Separation Systems, Georgia Pacific, Norel Paper Company)

For more than 20 years, we have found Kent Beatty & Gordon to have unquestionable integrity and ethics. The quality of the firm’s legal work and dedication is excellent. We have been completely satisfied with their expertise, knowledge and diligence.

Alberto J. Torruella, Esq.
Executive Vice President, Destileria Serrallés, Inc.