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Montené Speight

Montené Speight is an associate in the firm’s New York office and is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. She advises clients in public and private transactions and other general corporate matters. She spends a significant amount of her practice advising clients on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation including in connection with employment, separation, and change-in-control agreements. Montené counsels clients on compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and agency regulations. She has experience drafting and advising on tax-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and cash and equity incentive compensation plans.

On April 16, 2024, the IRS issued fact sheet FS-2024-13 providing answers to frequently asked questions  about the tax treatment of work-life referral services provided to employees under an employer’s work-life referral program. The FAQs clarify that, under certain circumstances, the value received from work-life referral services provided to employees through a work-life referral program