Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP

445 S. Figueroa, Suite 3200

Los Angeles, CA, 90071

 

d: (707) 299-2470 

c: (707) 225-2986

djohanson@hpylaw.com

https://www.hpylaw.com

HIGHRISE GROUP:

DTLA IV

David Johanson

Partner in Charge - Napa

Fiduciary Defense Litigation,

ESOP Planning and Related Transactions,

and Executive Compensation

David assists clients in general corporate matters and in employee ownership, benefit, ERISA, and related business matters, with an emphasis on executive compensation, equity incentive plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), ESOP transactions, mergers and acquisitions (and related tax planning), and business succession and estate planning. David has served as outside general counsel to numerous corporate clients over the past 35 years. He also frequently appears on behalf of clients in business and employment-oriented defense litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, before regulatory agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Labor, California Labor Commissioner, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and comparable state regulatory agencies, against felony criminal indictments in U.S. Federal Court, and in dispute resolutions of various kinds.


David represents corporations in shareholder and non-competition disputes. David has defended ERISA fiduciaries, plan sponsors, selling shareholders, and investment advisers in ERISA litigation matters involving ESOPs and business transactions in federal and state courts throughout the country in a wide range of controversies covering ERISA fiduciary responsibilities, ESOP valuation disputes, disclosure obligations, investment issues, and tax matters. He has extensive experience in negotiating ESOP, ERISA, and other issues with government regulatory agencies and in representing ERISA fiduciaries in litigation.


Recognized nationally for his experience and expertise in the ESOP and executive compensation field, David is a past chair (1993-1995 and 2005-2007) of the legislative and regulatory advisory committee of The ESOP Association.

Highrise Networks, Inc.

800 S. Figueroa, Suite 925

Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

member.services@highrisenetworks.com

(213) 712-9080

 

HighriseNetworks.com