Craig Tanner Rimôn Falkenfort

Craig Tanner



Craig is a Partner in Rimon's Employment Law, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. He has over 20 years of experience in representing multinational companies with executive compensation, equity compensation, employment, and data privacy matters.

In his compensation practice, Mr. Tanner works with his clients in designing and offering, executive compensation and broad-based equity-programs, including restricted stock units, stock options, profit interests, stock purchase rights, restricted stock, phantom stock, and stock appreciation rights, as well as retention, transaction and cash bonus programs. Specifically, he advises clients on the market practices, shareholder concerns, tax, mitigation strategies, securities, registration compliance, employment, currency exchange restrictions, data privacy, and communications issues that companies encounter when offering these programs to executives, employees, directors, and consultants in the U.S. and throughout the world.

For employment matters, Mr. Tanner advises his clients on all aspects of employment law, including onboarding executives, drafting executive employment agreements, severance agreements, and change in control incentives, drafting codes of conduct and other company-wide policies; advising on employee benefit entitlements and, works council matters; and advising on employee rights during leaves of absence. Mr. Tanner also advises his clients on market practices and regulatory compliance for services provided by expatriates, short-term assignments, cross-border employees, part-time employees, contingent workers, and consultants.

In his M&A practice, Mr. Tanner works with his clients throughout the transaction and on post-merger integration. Mr. Tanner advises his clients on material concerns discovered during the due diligence process; drafting and negotiating applicable portions of the purchase agreement; drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements and retention incentives; structuring roll-over equity arrangements; advising on potential Section 409A deferred compensation compliance liabilities; advising on excess golden parachute payment issues and providing alternatives to mitigate or eliminate tax obligations; advising on non-qualified benefit programs; and developing post-merger integration incentive programs.

In the data privacy area, Mr. Tanner advises his clients on the collection, processing and transfer of protected employee information, compliance with local data registration requirements, and the implementation of workplace privacy policies.

  • Rimon P.C. (Partner)
  • Reed Smith (Partner)
  • DLA Piper (Partner)
  • Baker & McKenzie (Associate)
  • University of San Francisco (J.D., Articles Editor - USF Law Review)
  • University of Colorado (B.S.)