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Jarrett R. Hoffman

New York

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New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2006

University of Florida Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2005; Journal of Law and Public Policy; Florida Blue Key; Founder, Association for Law and Business

Columbia Law School, Visiting Student, 2004-2005

University of Florida, B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, Finance, 2002; President’s Honor Roll for 4.0 GPA (Fall 1999, Spring 2000 and Spring 2001); University of Florida Anderson Scholar With High Honors


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Jarrett R. Hoffman is the Head of the Executive Compensation and Benefits Practice.  His practice focuses on the transactional aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits matters in the context of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and public offerings.

Mr. Hoffman counsels boards of directors, compensation committees, management teams and individual executives in all aspects of CEO and senior executive employment relationships and transitions from employment, including change in control, retention and severance arrangements.  Mr. Hoffman regularly counsels companies with respect to executive compensation and employee benefits issues, obligations and strategies arising under tax, securities and employment laws.  In addition, Mr. Hoffman advises clients on the design and implementation of equity, incentive and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, programs and agreements. 

Recent transactions include representing:

  • Chief Executive Officers and senior executives in their employment and separation arrangements with Burt’s Bees Baby (Ayablu Inc.), CS Technology, Energy Solutions Inc.,, The Medicines Company, Nanz Custom Hardware, Inc., NextNine, Inc., Novatel Wireless, OneBlood, Onvoy LLC, Propel Equity Partners and Stifel Financial Corp., among others.
  • On Location Events in its acquisition of Anthony Travel and the employment arrangements with its Chief Executive Officer and senior management.
  • Viking Cruises in its employment arrangements with senior management.
  • Miami Realtors Association in its employment arrangements with its Chief Executive Officer.
  • Capstone Wealth Management in its acquisition by Citrin Cooperman and the formation of Apexium Financial and Apexium Insurance Services.
  • Javelin Global Commodities in developing its employment agreements and equity incentive arrangements.  
  • Tudor Investment Corporation in connection with the establishment of LaunchPad Trading LLC, a joint venture between Tudor and HC Technologies.

Prior to joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in 2015, Mr. Hoffman was a Senior Attorney and Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP from 2008-2015 and an Associate at Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett LLP from 2006-2008.  Some of Mr. Hoffman’s recent transactions include representing:

  • Bacardi Limited, Barnes & Noble, Inc. and First Solar in transitioning their Chief Executive Officer and other senior management roles, as well as many of the companies listed below and their management teams in employment, retention and separation arrangements in the context of these transactions.
  • Johnson & Johnson in various acquisition and divestiture transactions, including its acquisitions of Synthes, Inc. ($19.7 billion), Crucell NV (€1.75 billion), Alios BioPharma Inc. ($1.75 billion) and Covagen AG, and its divestitures of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics to The Carlyle Group ($4 billion), Cordis to Cardinal Health ($1.99 billion), Animal Health to Eli Lilly and Company and Professional Wound Care to One Equity Partners.
  • International Business Machines Corporation in various acquisition and divestiture transactions, including its acquisitions of Unica Corporation ($480 million), ILOG ($340 million) and many private companies, and its divestitures of its x86 Server Business to Lenovo Group Ltd. ($2.3 billion), Retail Store Solutions to Toshiba TEC ($850 million) and Customer Care Business Process Outsourcing to SYNNEX Corporation ($505 million).
  • Lindsay Goldberg and its portfolio companies in various acquisition and divestiture transactions, including the sales of SEMCO Holding Corporation to AltaGas Ltd. ($1.135 billion), New Mexico Gas Company to TECO Energy ($950 million), Fresh Start Bakeries to ARYZTA AG ($900 million) and Rosetta Marketing Group LLC to Publicis Groupe ($575 million)
  • Delhaize Group in its combination with Royal Ahold ($29 billion)
  • Rock-Tenn Company in its combination with MeadWestvaco Corporation ($16 billion)
  • Scientific Games Corporation in its acquisition of Bally Technologies ($5.1 billion)
  • Olin Corporation in its Reverse Morris Trust transaction with the chlorine value chain business of The Dow Chemical Company ($5 billion)
  • Linde Group in its acquisition of Lincare Holdings Inc. ($4.6 billion)
  • Symetra Financial Corp. in its acquisition by Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. ($3.7 billion)
  • Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. in its acquisition of Texas Industries, Inc. ($2.7 billion)
  • Zale Corporation in its acquisition by Signet Jewelers Limited ($1.4 billion)
  • Unilever PLC in the divestiture of its Global Skippy Business to Hormel Goods Corporation ($700 million) and Culver Specialty Brands to B&G Goods, Inc.
  • Time Warner, Inc. on the spin-off of AOL Inc.
  • Barnes & Noble, Inc. on the spin-off of Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.

Mr. Hoffman has been recognized as a “rising star” in Employee Benefits by Super Lawyers New York-Metro magazine since 2013.


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