Michael Maryn is a partner in Dentons’ Pension, Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, with extensive experience in all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation. In the executive compensation area, Michael represents and counsels both employers and executives in negotiating employment agreements, change of control (parachute) agreements, severance agreements and retention agreements. Michael also counsels employers in the design and implementation of equity incentive plans and has extensive experience structuring equity and cash incentive arrangements for partnerships and limited liability companies, including arrangements utilizing profits interests and tiered partnership structures. Michael has a substantial track record addressing ERISA issues arising in connection with investment fund formation and operation, including transactional experience involving venture capital and private equity funds. Michael is a frequent speaker and has authored numerous articles on ESOPs, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, equity-incentive compensation and employee benefits case law developments. Michael is a fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.