Daniel C. Hagen

Dan Hagen has more than 30 years of experience advising sophisticated businesses on all aspects of the design and operation of their executive compensation and benefits programs, helping them manage through business and regulatory change. He regularly advises companies regarding senior executive employment, change in control and severance agreements, supplemental retirement arrangements, and senior executive equity compensation arrangements. He guides clients through the intricate tax, ERISA, and related rules affecting compensation and benefit arrangements in times of critical strategic importance, such as mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, financings, and private equity transactions and has been involved in hundreds of transactions. Dan also has been involved in the employee benefits and player contract aspects of professional sports. He co-chairs the Firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice.

Dan's representative clients include Bridgestone Americas, Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc., Macy's Inc., and Reynolds American Inc. His representative M&A matters include Macy's $1.7 billion acquisition of May Department Stores and subsequent dispositions of Lord & Taylor and other businesses, the acquisition of Spartech Corporation by PolyOne Corporation, the acquisition of American Greetings Corporation by the Weiss Family, and the sales of Albertsons, Lamson & Sessions, and Oglebay Norton. His representative bankruptcy matters include the reorganizations of Laidlaw, Burlington Industries, and Purina Mills. [1]