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Stock Option Distribution via Constructive Tusts in Divorce Settlements

Posted On : 22 July 2016 By: Charles Vuotto

by Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. & Jeffrey D. Urbach, CPA/ABV   Click here to view the Stock Option Distribution via Constructive Tusts in Divorce Settlements  

How Stock Options can Deepen the Pockets as More Courts Treat Them as Income

Posted On : 22 July 2016 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto Jr. and Paul Gazaleh Most state courts have held that stock options are assets subject to distribution along with all other assets acquired during the marriage. However, some courts have begun to characterize the option as “income,” as well. This interpretation arises from an increased incidence of stock option plans replacing read more

My spouse has stock options at his work, are those considered to be an asset to be divided during our divorce?

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq.               “My spouse has stock options at his work, are those considered to be an asset to be divided during our divorce?” Answer              Although the extent of company’s issuing employee stock options has declined from the levels that existed in the 1990’s, to the extent that a read more

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN STOCK OPTIONS (The once-popular compensation plan at a crossroads)

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

(The once-popular compensation plan at a crossroads) By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. and Theodore P. Brogowski, Esq. 2002               When the heady days of the technology boom slipped away, and the general public began to hear frequent references to men like Kenneth Lay and Bernard Ebbers (CEO’s of Enron and WorldCom, respectively), it was read more

Stock Options as Income

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, jr. Esq. and Paul Gazaleh, CPA Special Thanks to lisa steirman 2001 I.  Introduction             The last decade of the preceding century found an ever growing list of companies issuing stock option plans more often and to a greater diversity of employees than ever before.  Even though there has been a recent economic slowdown read more

Employee Stock Options And Divorce

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

BY CHARLES F. VUOTTO, JR., ESQ. With Special Thanks to ROBERT J. CHALFIN, CPA, JD AND PAUL GAZALEH, CPA of THE CHALFIN GROUP, INC. 2000 Preliminary Statement           Today, more than ever, divorce attorneys must be proficient in recognizing, understanding and resolving disputes arising from the distribution of employee stock plans.  This need results from companies’ increasing reliance on option plans read more