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Jennifer Cote

Jennifer Cote

Of Counsel
Phone: 404.504.5496
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Jennifer Cote is Of Counsel in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice.  Jennifer advises private and public companies, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations on a wide range of employee benefit and executive compensation matters. Clients look to Jennifer for practical, “real-world” advice on the design, implementation, administration, and on-going maintenance of their pension and 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and health and welfare plans. She regularly counsels clients on compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code.

Jennifer has extensive experience with executive compensation arrangements, including equity awards, performance-based incentive compensation, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. Her practice includes drafting and negotiating agreements and plan documents, and strategizing plan design to comply with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.

In addition, Jennifer regularly advises clients on benefits and compensation issues arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions, including drafting and negotiating transactional documents and integrating acquired companies’ employee benefit plans and arrangements.


  • Selected, Best Lawyers, Employee Benefits (ERISA) and Tax Law, 2024