Douglas A. Smith

171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8796 phone

Douglas “Doug” A. Smith is partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. He is also a member of the Tax and Corporate and Securities Practices.

Mr. Smith focuses his practice on ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation. He advises and assists clients with respect to the design, preparation, communication, administration, interpretation, amendment, correction and termination of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation plans and agreements.

Mr. Smith has extensive experience handling ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of business mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financial transactions, including drafting and negotiation of benefits representations, covenants and warranties; due diligence; and problem resolutions. In addition, he has particularly broad experience in the design, drafting and tax analysis of executive compensation arrangements, including nonqualified deferred compensation, long-term incentive compensation and equity-based compensation.