Jeremy Goldstein has long been a big player in New York’s legal world. He’s even founded a successful firm of his own. A graduate of NYU’s School of Law, Goldstein has long been known as one of the best informed people about executive compensation packages. Goldstein knows how to strike a balance between retaining qualified employees, and minimizing costs for the employer.
Earnings per share, or EPS, is one question that has flummoxed stockholders for a long time. Tying executive compensation to this metric may enable CEOs and other high-ranking employees to manipulate figures instead of acting in the best interests of shareholders. If a CEO is planning to retire soon, why should he or she plan for 10 years in the future?
Jeremy Goldstein understands these concerns very well. He is largely a fan of EPS-type arrangements. Tying pay to performance generally promotes acting in the best interests of the company and the shareholders. A good way to balance concerns is to have clear guidelines for executive responsibility, with penalties in place for executives who act irresponsibly. Goldstein is a specialist in compensation issues, and often handles challenging executive compensation situations involving mergers and acquisitions.
Over the years, Goldstein has worked with firms including Verizon, Bank of America and even Goldman Sachs. Although his firm is small, he knows it’s also the best at what it does. His advice is sought-after by the biggest and best companies in every line of business. He speaks at legal forums regularly, especially those that take place in New York City. Goldstein has even published his thoughts on executive compensation in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. He’s also listed as a leading compensation expert in The Legal 500.
Jeremy Goldstein is devoted to his work, but also makes time for other pursuits in his life. He knows that in spite of his hard work, he also owes a lot to good fortune. He’s a particular donor and advocate for charities that work on behalf of those who are less fortunate. Goldstein sits on the Board of Directors for Fountain House, a charity benefitting mentally ill men and women.
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