Tom Hutton is a partner in the firm’s Executive Compensation, Employee Benefits and Taxation Group. Mr. Hutton has been practicing in the executive compensation and employee benefits area for 20 years. He has extensive experience in designing and drafting tax-qualified and non-qualified arrangements, and advising public and private employers on tax issues, including Code Sections 409A, 280G, 368(a) and 162(m). He routinely counsels clients on employment and change-in-control agreements, executive severance arrangements, SEC executive compensation disclosure, corporate governance and succession planning. He also regularly works on clients with respect to bank-owned life insurance arrangements and split-dollar life insurance agreements. He actively counsels clients on employee benefits and tax issues in mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hutton served as an Attorney-Advisor at the United States Tax Court.

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Represented Newton Federal Bank in its mutual to stock reorganization and stock offering.

Represented Abington Bank in its acquisition of two mutual institutions.

Represented Citizens Financial Services, Inc. in its acquisition of First National Bank of Fredericksburg.