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Restricted Stock & Trends In Equity Compensation


Restricted Stock & Trends In Equity Compensation:

What Financial & Tax Advisors Need to Know about The Fastest Growing Forms of Stock Compensation

To Build Their Practices & Serve Their Clients

With dramatic changes in equity compensation, Bruce Brumberg (co-founder and editor-in-chief of www.myStockOptions.comwww.myNQDC.com, and creator of the conference on Financial Planning for Public Company Executives www.myStockOptions.com/conference) will discuss the growing shift away from companies granting only stock options to granting other types of equity including restricted stock, restricted stock units (RSUs), and performance shares. 

He will highlight what you need to know to help your clients maximize the value of these grants and avoid tax and financial planning mistakes. Bruce will also discuss methods for attracting high net-worth clients with equity compensation. 

Highlighting issues of importance to financial planning and tax professionals, Bruce will engage you in a discussion of:

  • Trends in stock granting practices, reasons for these changes, and predictions for what may evolve of importance to financial advisors.
  • Provisions in Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that impact stock compensation
  • Fundamentals of restricted stock/RSUs and performance shares: design, key features, taxes, and advisor/client education.
  • Tax return reporting mistakes related to these grants
  • Financial planning and tax considerations related to restricted stock/RSUs
  • Rule 10b5-1 trading plans and insider trading issues related to executives and substantial shareholders selling their company stock
  • Methods for developing an expertise in stock compensation, marketing this knowledge, and researching executives' company stock holdings


Bruce Brumberg has devoted most of his professional career to making complex legal and tax concepts understandable to people who do not enjoy reading the securities laws or the Internal Revenue Code. He is editor-in-chief and co-founder of www.myStockOptions.com (based in Brookline, MA), the premier provider of web-based educational content, tools, and custom web sites on stock options, restricted stock, ESPPs, SARs, and performance shares. Human Resource Executive magazine selected myStockOptions.com as one of the 10 Best HR Products of the Year. CPA Wealth Provider magazine selected myStockOptions.com Pro as one of the best new products for financial advisors. The site has been featured by the Wall Street JournalBusiness Week, and numerous financial planning publications. Financial and wealth advisors, and tax professionals use the content and patented tools on myStockOptions.com to make smarter tax and financial planning decisions for their clients with equity compensation. He is also the producer of the popular Think Twice insider trading prevention videos (www.insidertradingvideos.com) and started another site on nonqualified deferred compensation at www.myNQDC.com. New for this year is a conference he developed on Financial Planning for Public Company Executives & Directors (see www.myStockOptions.com/conference ). He is also involved with another web venture at www.SocialSecuritySolutions.com that helps advisors and individuals make smarter decisions on when to take Social Security. Bruce graduated from the University of Michigan and University of Virginia School of Law.

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