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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson


Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Scott Thompson leverages more than seven years of prior work experience as a human resources and executive recruiting professional to deliver practical employee benefits and executive compensation legal advice from a client’s point of view.

Scott frequently assists clients in corporate transactions, representing both buyers and sellers, by identifying and correcting employee benefit plan issues, such as retirement plan qualification failures and compliance with Sections 409A and 280G of the Internal Revenue Code.

Whether representing an employer or an employee, Scott often assists clients with the compensation and benefits provisions of employment agreements. Scott is knowledgeable in numerous types of executive compensation plans, including incentive, bonus, change in control, and severance plans. Scott acts as counsel to both public and private companies in the administration of their executive compensation and equity plans, including preparing plan documents, award agreements, and related filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Scott also assists clients by ensuring their health plans are compliant with the latest regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act and HIPPA and that their retirement plans have been amended to comply with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA.


J.D., Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 2012, summa cum laude; Order of the Barristers; Order of Scribes; Managing Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review
B.A., Political Science, Texas A&M University, 1995
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Advising clients (both buyers and sellers) in corporate transactions regarding employee benefits and compensation issues under ERISA and Sections 280G and 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.

Advising clients with the correction of tax qualified plan failures through the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System issued by the Internal Revenue Service and the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program issued by the United States Department of Labor.

Advising clients with deferred compensation arrangements regarding issues and compliance under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A.

Advising clients regarding the design, implementation, operation, and compliance of equity and equity-based compensation plans, including stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, and phantom stock.

Special Edition Benefits Alert: Hurricane Harvey
Haynes and Boone, LLP, August 2017

IRS provides Retirement Plan Loan and Hardship Distribution Relief for Harvey Victims The IRS has released Announcement 2017-11 providing relief from some of the loan and hardship distribution requirements under qualified retirement plans (including Code Section 401(a) and 403(b) plans) for the period of August 23, 2017 through January 31, 2018. The relief applies to employees or former employees either (i) whose principal residence on Aug...

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