Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that Michael R. Staszkiw has joined the firm as an associate in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice.
Staszkiw provides advice on compensation and benefit arrangements, including incentive compensation, equity compensation, deferred compensation, employment, retention, severance and change in control arrangements. He was most recently an Appellate Court Attorney with the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court in Rochester, where he prepared preliminary reports for appeals pending before the Court, drafted memorandum decisions, and recommended dispositions to the Court. He also previously served as a Judicial Intern to Presiding Justice Gerald J. Whalen.
Staszkiw is a cum laude graduate of both the University at Buffalo and the University at Buffalo Law School.
Harter Secrest & Emery has a nationally recognized Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. The firm’s attorneys work with employers on a wide and varied range of employee benefit and executive compensation plans, assisting on some of the largest and most sophisticated plans in the country. In the complex and ever-evolving world of employee benefits, Harter Secrest & Emery interacts with clients on a daily basis on complex issues including design and implementation of retirement and health and welfare benefit plans, legal compliance, compensation arrangements, benefits integration, legislative and regulatory changes, litigation issues, fiduciary protection, and plan investments, including private equity investments.