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Victoria specializes in executive compensation and employee benefits. Her experience includes the drafting and design of compensation and benefit arrangements for US and multinational public and private companies including incentive and deferred compensation, bonus, stock option, profits interests, restricted stock and other equity and non-equity-based arrangements, including advising on benefits-related tax and securities law.
Victoria is also experienced in the drafting and negotiation of executive employment, severance, retention, change-in-control, non-competition and waiver and release agreements.
Victoria advises on a variety of compensation, benefit and employment issues raised in the context of corporate transactions, including merger, acquisition, joint venture and other business combinations and has worked on a number of notable cross-border transactions.
Victoria advises clients on compliance with ERISA fiduciary and plan asset requirements including the structure and offering of various securities and financial products, the formation and ongoing compliance of private equity and hedge funds, and compliance with ERISA's various prohibited transaction rules and exemptions.
Calpine Corporation in its US$17 billion sale to Energy Capital Partners, an energy-focused private-equity firm, and a consortium of investors including Access Industries and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
Dynegy Inc. in its US$119 million sale of two intermediate gas-fueled plants located in Dighton and Milford, Massachusetts to a subsidiary of Starwood Energy Group Global.
Iconix Brand Group in the US$345 million sale of its entertainment division to DHX Media, which includes an 80 percent controlling interest in the Peanuts branded business and 100 percent of the Strawberry Shortcake business.
Harvest Partners in its acquisition of PRO Unlimited, a provider of contingent workforce management services and software.
City Practice Group USA Holdings in its US$600 million sale to Warburg Pincus.
Tengram Capital Partners in its acquisition of Earth Treks, Inc., an operator of commercial indoor climbing gyms in Maryland, Virginia and Colorado.
Harvest Partners in its acquisition of Material Handling Services.
Quad-C Management, Inc. in its investment in Pharm-Olam International, Ltd., a multinational, full-service clinical research organization (CRO) serving the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries.
IRS Issues Guidance on Offshore Deferred Compensation, Linklaters U.S. Tax Advisor, March 2009
International Equity Plan Offerings: Design and Compliance Issues, ALI-ABA Course of Study, June 2010