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David R.  Johanson, Esq.

David R. Johanson is Partner-in-Charge of the Napa office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. He also has offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York to cover his national practice.

Mr. Johanson assists clients in general corporate matters and in employee ownership, benefit, ERISA, and related business matters, with an emphasis on executive compensation, equity incentive plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), ESOP transactions, mergers and acquisitions (and related tax planning), and business succession and estate planning. Mr. Johanson has served as outside general counsel to numerous corporate clients over the past 32 years. Mr. Johanson also frequently appears on behalf of clients in business and employment-oriented defense litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, before regulatory agencies (e.g., U.S. Department of Labor, California Labor Commissioner, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and comparable state regulatory agencies, against felony criminal indictments in U.S. Federal Court, and in dispute resolutions of various kinds. Mr. Johanson represents corporations in shareholder and non-competition disputes. Mr. Johanson is a member of the Southern California Mediation Association and a frequent Lecturer for the University of Southern California Mediation Clinic. Mr. Johanson has actively served as a Temporary Judge on a pro bono basis for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts since October of 2009.

Mr. Johanson has defended ERISA fiduciaries, plan sponsors, selling shareholders, and investment advisers in ERISA litigation matters involving ESOPs and business transactions in federal and state courts throughout the country in a wide range of controversies covering ERISA fiduciary responsibilities, ESOP valuation disputes, disclosure obligations, investment issues, and tax matters. He has extensive experience in negotiating ESOP, ERISA, and other issues with government regulatory agencies and in representing ERISA fiduciaries in litigation.

Recognized nationally for his experience and expertise in the ESOP and executive compensation field, Mr. Johanson is a past chair (1993-1995 and 2005-2007) of the legislative and regulatory advisory committee of The ESOP Association. He also is a past chair of The ESOP Association’s advisory committee chairs council and is a former member of its board of directors. Mr. Johanson was honored at the 17th annual conference of The ESOP Association as the outstanding committee chair for 1993-94. Mr. Johanson served for more than ten years as General Counsel to The National Center for Employee Ownership and on its board of directors.

Programs by David R.  Johanson, Esq..

Hawkins Parnell & Young, National Wealth Partners and Wagner Law Group will host a discussion regarding business succession planning with a focus on ESOPs. Our panel of experts will provide an overview of benefits and considerations to evaluate i...

Program Number
3052
Program Date
2020-05-26
Category
Banking & Finance LawBusiness LawBusiness Organizations & ContractsEmployee Benefits & CompensationEmployment & Labor LawFederal CourtsFinancial RegulatoryFinancial ServicesFlorida EligibleLabor & Workforce Management LawRegulatory and Administrative Law
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

ERISA Litigation involves an extensive range of issues and recent developments, including three major decisions in the United States Supreme Court in the past term offer guidance for both litigating ERISA matters and preventive measures to limit clai...

Program Number
30192
Program Date
2020-07-30
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsBusiness LawComplex LitigationConstitutional LawEmployee Benefits & CompensationEmployment & Labor LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleIn-House CounselLabor & Workforce Management LawLabor LawLaw Practice ManagementLitigation & Litigation SkillsLitigation and AppealsTrial Skills
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

The ERISA rules regarding Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOPs) are complex and litigation regarding ESOP transactions continues to populate the dockets of the federal courts. These ESOP cases involve an extensive range of issues...

Program Number
30172
Program Date
2020-09-02
Category
Banking & Finance LawBusiness Organizations & ContractsComplex LitigationConstitutional LawEmployee Benefits & CompensationEmployment & Labor LawFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleIn-House CounselLabor & Workforce Management LawLitigation & Litigation SkillsLitigation and AppealsSecurities and Antitrust LitigationTrial Skills
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study