Michael Wiesner

Of Counsel

San Francisco

Michael Wiesner, of counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Compensation and Benefits Group. Michael advises public and private companies and individual executives on compensation and benefits matters in the context of ongoing business operations and mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on private equity-sponsored acquisitions and divestitures.

Michael’s practice covers executive agreements, cash and equity-based incentive programs, change in control and severance plans, 409A and other deferred compensation issues and 280G “golden parachute” compliance, as well as compensation and benefits structuring in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Michael authors the chapter “Executive Compensation and Benefits Issues for Start-ups and Emerging Companies” within Bloomberg BNA’s Benefits Practice Resource Center treatise.

From 2005 to 2010, Michael was a statistician with a Stanford University School of Medicine research group.

    • Broadcom Corporation in its $37 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies Limited
    • Keurig Green Mountain in its $18.7 billion acquisition of Dr Pepper Snapple Group
    • Hospira, Inc. in its $17 billion acquisition by Pfizer Inc.
    • XL Group Ltd in its $15.3 billion acquisition by AXA SA
    • >AB Holding Company in its $7.5 billion acquisition of Panera Bread Company, its $1.2 billion acquisition of Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, and other transactions
    • AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. in its $4.2 billion acquisition by Tyson Foods, Inc.
    • TPG Capital and The Warranty Group in their $2.5 billion business combination with Assurant, Inc.