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Colleen Hart

Colleen Hart

Partner

Colleen Hart is a partner in the Tax Department and a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. Colleen’s practice focuses on the tax planning, securities law and corporate governance aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. She advises companies, executives and boards on deferred compensation, golden parachute and deduction limitation rules, and securities reporting, registration and disclosure requirements.

Colleen also counsels clients on benefits and compensation issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, bankruptcies and finance transactions. Matters she handles include the revision and negotiation of employment and change-in-control agreements, the design and implementation of deferred compensation, equity and incentive compensation plans.

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Sun Capital Court Finds Co-Investing Funds Part of Controlled Group and Liable for Portfolio Company’s Pension Liabilities

A recent decision by a Massachusetts federal court judge could expand liability for co-investing private funds.  On remand from the First Circuit, the District Court in Sun Capital Partners III, LP v. New England Teamsters and Trucking Industry Pension Fund held that co-investing funds were part of a portfolio company’s “controlled group” and therefore potentially … Continue Reading
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