Dmitriy Chelnitsky advises public and private companies, executives and boards on executive compensation and employee benefits issues, with a particular emphasis on issues arising in the context of mergers, private equity-sponsored entity management, entity formations, acquisitions, IPOs and other corporate matters.


Mr. Chelnitsky regularly advises companies, executive management teams and individual executives with the design, implementation and termination of compensation and benefit arrangements, including equity investments, executive employment and severance agreements; consulting arrangements; retention, severance and change-in-control plans; cash and equity-based incentive programs; and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

Mr. Chelnitsky frequently advises clients regarding tax rules relating to corporate and noncorporate equity incentive arrangements, deferred compensation, excise tax on excess parachute payments and limits on the deductibility of executive compensation. He also advises on SEC rules governing executive compensation disclosure and corporate governance matters arising in the executive compensation context.



  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Fordham University, 2004


  • New York

Dmitriy Chelnitsky

Counsel, Executive Compensation and Benefits