Overview

Patrick Burri is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office. Mr. Burri focuses his practice on matters related to executive compensation and employee benefits.

Mr. Burri has in-depth knowledge of a wide range of issues involving tax and employment law aspects. He works with employers and executives to offer advice regarding corporate transactions, developing and administering benefits and compensation plans, and negotiating employment arrangements.

Mr. Burri's experience also includes:

  • preparation of equity plans and other incentive arrangements for grants of awards such as stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and stock appreciation rights
  • negotiation of the terms of executive employment agreements
  • creation of executive compensation arrangements, including severance, separation, carve-out and retention bonus plans
  • involvement with and support for every stage of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as initial public offering (IPO) transactions for employee benefits and executive compensation
  • innovation of client-specific compensation arrangements such as cryptocurrency-based incentive plans
  • the drafting and review of employee health and welfare benefits plans and retirement benefits plans
  • assistance with employee plans compliance and corrections, including through the use of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) programs
  • research on complex tax and labor issues to advise individuals and employers on potential business decisions
  • analysis of the federal and local securities laws impacting compensation arrangements and an employer's ability to grant equity awards such as under federal Rule 701 and state blue-sky rules

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Burri was an associate in the Silicon Valley, California, office of a global law firm. Before beginning his legal career, he completed internships with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Trial Tax Division and U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel.

While attending Barry University, Mr. Burri volunteered with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, and through his leadership role with the school's Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), he taught personal finance classes to students at William H. Turner Technical Arts High School.

Credentials

Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, with distinction
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
  • Barry University, B.S.B.A., Accounting, Finance, and Management, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court
Honors & Awards
  • Dean's List, Georgetown University Law Center, 2018
  • Dean's Award, Barry University Andreas School of Business, 2014
  • Financial Management Association International, Barry University, 2013
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Barry University, 2013
  • Dominican Scholar, Barry University, 2011

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