Mary (not an actual client, but similar to one) is an executive at a technology company that went public recently. She holds an array of equity positions in the company: founders stock, non-qualified stock options (NQSOs), incentive stock options (ISOs), and RSUs. These equity positions come with varying tax liabilities (including AMT) depending on how and when they vest, are exercised, and then sold. Mary is also very cognizant of how her selling of company stock is perceived by investment analysts who are following her company.
Our Service: We model the details of Mary’s stock positions and the likely tax outcomes given liquidation at different stock prices and different timing. Then we share our understanding with Mary and her tax professional. We also check in with Mary about how her potential liquidation will be perceived by investment analysts.
The Impact: Mary cashes out of her company stock over time and diversifies her holdings. We help her reduce her single-security concentration, trying to optimize the prices at which she liquidates.
(Note: This is similar to a real situation, but Mary is not an actual client. This description is hypothetical and for illustrative purposes only. This is not an endorsement or statement of client experience.)