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 tax law and employment-related issues affecting employee compensation and benefit matters. He works with employers and executives to offer advice regarding corporate transactions, developing and administering employee benefit plans and compensation arrangements, and negotiating executive employment agreements.
Mr. Burri's experience also includes:
- preparing equity plans and other incentive award arrangements for grants of stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights and phantom equity awards
- creating executive compensation arrangements, including severance, separation, carve-out and retention bonus plans
- innovating client-specific compensation arrangements such as cryptocurrency-based incentive plans
- supporting every stage of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as well as initial public offerings (IPO), for employee benefits and executive compensation matters
- negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements
- drafting and reviewing employee health and welfare benefits plans as well as retirement benefits plans
- managing benefit and compensation plan compliance and corrections, including through U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) programs
- advising individuals and employers on complex tax and labor-related issues, analyzing federal and local securities laws impacting compensation arrangements and an employer's ability to grant equity awards, including 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 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.
- 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
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Tax Court
- 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