Adam Cantor Brings Significant Executive and Equity Compensation and Employee Benefits Experience to Saul Ewing

Adam Cantor Brings Significant Executive and Equity Compensation and Employee Benefits Experience to Saul Ewing


PRINCETON, November 28, 2022 – Adam Cantor brings more than 25 years of legal experience to his new role as a partner in Saul Ewing’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice, including advising clients on a wide array of executive and equity compensation, deferred compensation, and employee benefits matters. He also provides counseling on ERISA issues. He resides in the firm’s Princeton office.


Mr. Cantor represents clients ranging from public and private companies and nonprofit organizations and their boards of directors and compensation committees to C-suite executives and investment committees for 401(k) and pension plans. His approach is to provide practical, business-oriented legal advice that frequently integrates multiple areas of law, including tax, ERISA, corporate, securities, employment, labor and/or bankruptcy law.


A sampling of some of Mr. Cantor’s wide range of executive and equity compensation capabilities includes providing advice on compliance and planning recommendations with respect to:

  • aligning executive and director compensation for public and private companies and nonprofit organizations with key business objectives.
  • reporting and disclosure of executive and director compensation on proxy statements, SEC Forms S-8 and 10-K and IRS Form 990 (nonprofits).
  • navigating complex issues under the Dodd-Frank Act, ISS and Glass Lewis problematic pay practice guidance and Delaware’s business judgment rule.
  • designing tax-efficient, ERISA-exempt or compliant LTIPs, deferred compensation plans, carried interest/profits interest plans and equity compensation plans.
  • formulating best practices for compensation committees and boards with respect to executive and director compensation.
  • managing complex transactional issues.


His employee benefits and ERISA work also spans a wide range of capabilities, including: fiduciary compliance and planning, with a particular emphasis on 401(k) plan investment committee and ERISA plan asset issues; qualified retirement plan compliance issues; pension plan de-risking strategies; ERISA litigation support; and employee benefits integration issues in corporate transactions.


“We are very excited to welcome Adam to Saul Ewing,” said M. Paige Berry, the firm’s Princeton Office Managing Partner. “Adam has a broad range of skills within the employee benefits, ERISA, executive compensation, and deferred compensation arena. He is go-to resource for clients to address their employee benefits-related needs.”

Mr. Cantor earned his J.D. and LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He also has an M.P.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.


About Saul Ewing


The attorneys of Saul Ewing are dedicated to providing client-centric counsel to businesses throughout the United States and internationally from 16 offices on the East Coast stretching from Boston to Miami, and extending into the Midwest by way of Chicago and Minneapolis. We advise and defend well-known public and private corporate entities, exciting start-ups and an array of closely-held companies, as well as nonprofits and governmental entities.  As a full-service law firm, we handle matters in areas including bankruptcy, business and finance, cybersecurity and privacy, estates and trusts, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, white collar and government enforcement, and real estate.  Energy and environmental, food and beverage, cannabis, construction, higher education, insurance, sports and entertainment and life sciences are among the core industries we serve.  We are actively engaged in our communities, and energetically invested in enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.



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