Adrean Taylor is an associate in the firm’s ERISA & Executive Compensation practice where she advises a wide variety of clients, including both public and private companies, on all aspects of executive compensation, as well as on tax and securities law issues in connection with equity-based arrangements and other types of incentive plans. She also counsels on executive compensation issues that arise in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and other corporate transactions. In addition, she regularly advises both employers and executives in the negotiation, design and implementation of employment, severance, change in control and equity award agreements. Ms. Taylor also counsels clients regarding compliance with tax rules relating to deferred compensation, tax planning with respect to the excise tax on excess parachute payments and SEC rules governing executive compensation disclosure and reporting.

Ms. Taylor is admitted to practice in Illinois and Michigan only; her application to the D.C. bar is pending. Ms. Taylor’s practice is supervised by D.C.-admitted lawyers at Goodwin.
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Professional Experience
Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Taylor practiced at Honigman LLP where her practice primarily encompassed executive compensation, qualified retirement plans, fiduciary governance, and taxation related to employee benefits. Earlier in her career, Ms. Taylor was also a consultant in the Employee Benefits Consulting group at Plante Moran.
Professional Activities
Ms. Taylor serves on the Board of Directors of Detroit Speaks, Inc.


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J.D., 2015
University of Michigan Law School
B.A., Communication and Culture, 2011
Howard University
(summa cum laude)



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