Verity S. Rees

Senior Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Verity S. Rees

Verity S. Rees

Senior Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Biography

Verity Rees is special counsel in the Tax Practice Group in the firm's New York office, specializing in executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA matters.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Rees advises a wide variety of clients, including private equity funds and publicly-held corporations, with respect to executive compensation and employee benefits features of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, initial public offerings and other strategic transactions. Ms. Rees' practice includes the structuring and design of equity compensation arrangements and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. She advises clients on the creation, negotiation and modification of employment agreements, separation and termination agreements, bonus plans and change in control arrangements. She has taken a leading role in the compensation and benefits aspects of a number of significant and high-profile transactions, including the acquisition of Blackboard Inc. by Providence Equity Partners, the acquisition of Micros Systems, Inc. by Oracle Corporation and the sale of Lincare Holdings
Inc. to Linde AG.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Ms. Rees was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

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Chair, Tax Employee Benefits & Trusts & Estates Practice Group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Of Counsel at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Managing Partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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Senior Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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Special Counsel
Current

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP provide legal services. The company provides legal expertise and counsel to U.S. and international clients in a range of practice areas including antitrust, corporate and securities, entertainment, media and communications, finance, and white collar defense. The firm was founded by James C. Sheppard, J. Stanley Mullin, George R. Richter, and Gordon F. Hampton in 1927 and it is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Senior Associate
Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Associate
Prior

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

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NV5 Global, Inc. purchases Quantum Spatial, Inc. from Arlington Capital Partners LLC

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FLIR Systems, Inc. purchases iRobot Defense Holdings, Inc. from Arlington Capital Partners LLC

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Tyler Technologies Inc. purchases MicroPact, Inc. from Arlington Capital Partners LLC, WP Global Partners LLC, Enlightenment Capital LLC

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