Calendar of Upcoming Events for the TWIN CITIES Chapter

Prior Events

Date and Time:9/21/2017 Registration 3:30, Presentation 4, Networking 5:00
Event:NASPP Twin Cities Chapter Fall Social Event with Special Guest Speaker Michael Melbinger
Topic:Executive Compensation
Location:Grant Thornton, US Bank Plaza North, 200 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Contact:Derek Arisian with any questions

The meeting will begin with a 3:30 p.m. check in and networking period followed at 4:00 p.m. by our speaker's presentation, then refreshments and networking from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Registration: This meeting is free of charge. To reserve your seat, send an RSVP email to

Speaker: Michael S. Melbinger, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Mike Melbinger is a partner in Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice of the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP. Mike is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law and Northwestern University School of Law. 

Mike practices exclusively in the area of executive compensation and employee benefit issues for corporations, partnerships, executives, boards of directors and fiduciaries. He also handles the benefits and compensation issues in litigation, bankruptcy, change in control, and public offering situations.

Mike is the author of the CCH treatise Executive Compensation, the American Bankers Association's Compliance Guide to Employee Benefit Trusts, and more than 70 articles on executive compensation and employee benefits topics. He is also on the editorial board of The Corporate Executive, and Practical Tax Strategies, and writes "Melbinger's Compensation Blog," the oldest and most widely read on the topic, for Compensation

Mike received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 and a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1983. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the University of Illinois College of Law.

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Date and Time:12/7/2017 Breakfast 7:30, Meeting 8 - 9:00 a.m.
Event:NASPP Twin Cities Chapter Meeting
Topic:Executive Compensation Tax Technical Overview
Location:UnitedHealth Care Building - 9700 Conference Center (2nd floor) in Conference Room 233. The address is 9700 Health Care Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55343. General Parking for guests is available in the employee parking ramp.
Contact:Derek Arisian - Chapter President

The presentation will cover an overview of IRC Sections 280G, 162(m) and 409A at a high level and discuss implications and application from an in-house corporate practitioner’s perspective.

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Presenter: Steward Nigg - Senior Director of Executive Compensation

Stewart Nigg is currently the Senior Director of Executive Compensation at UnitedHealth Group.  His current role includes responsibilities related to design and administering compensation plans / arrangements for Section 16 and top ~500 executives in the UHG organization, equity compensation across the enterprise and certain M&A matters.  Prior to joining UHG in 2015, Stewart was a senior manager at EY in the National Compensation and Benefits practice where his primary responsibilities included assessing and quantifying executive compensation and benefit issues / risks arising in corporate transactions, designing annual and long-term incentive arrangements and advising on the impact of various Internal Revenue Code Sections covering compensation and benefits including 280G, 162(m) and 409A.

Stewart is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College with a Accounting.  He received his J.D. with honors from William Mitchell College of Law.

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