Over the last decade, attorney at law, Jeremy Goldstein has been privy to some of the premier corporate transactions to take place, and over that time period, he has developed an expert opinion regarding executive compensation. Jeremy L. Goldstein recently spoke on Earnings per Share, and the controversial debate occurring within the industry. The debate on Earnings per Share has become such a polarizing issue due to the fact that, while there are a number of positives that result from its implementation, its effect on the value of stocks can result in unethical practices by executives and CEOs. Shareholders are often prompted to buy or sell a stock based on Earnings per Share, and this incentive program is also a major reason for increased rates of pay for employees. Companies that utilize Earnings per Share programs are generally more successful than those that do not, but many detractors argue that this only influences a company’s growth on a short-term basis. These detractors also emphasize the fact that companies have often used these incentive programs to create an advantage that teeters on the edge of being illegal in nature, and in some cases, crosses that threshold. Executives and CEOs that are willing to utilize unethical methods, will often take advantage of the processes involved in Earnings per Share programs in order to drive up the price of their stocks. While those on each side of the debate must acknowledge the positives of Earnings per Share for both the company and its employees, according to Jeremy Goldstein, finding a compromise that includes holding unethical CEOs responsible, while ensuring that the long-term goals of the company are congruent with the pay per performance is the best solution to the problem.
Jeremy Goldstein is the founder of the specialty firm, Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates, LLC, based in New York City. Prior to creating this firm, he worked with a large firm, developing the credentials that have garnered him such acclaim within his field. He has been mentioned as one of the top executive compensation lawyers by a number of well-renowned directories, including Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Goldstein regularly speaks on matters regarding corporate governance and has authored a multitude of articles regarding this branch of law. After graduating from Cornell University, Jeremy Goldstein gained his Juris Doctorate Degree from New York University School of Law.
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