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Margaret H. Black

Managing Director
Los Angeles
Mergers, Acquisition, and Transaction-Related Consulting
IRC Section 280G and Excise Tax Planning and Administration
IRC Section 280G Reasonable Compensation Assessments
Retirement Plan, Nonqualified Plan, and IRC Section 409A Consulting
Executive Compensation Taxation and Reporting
BA, Tulane University
MBA, University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

Commitment to Clients

My clients are usually involved in some level of upheaval, for example, a merger, an acquisition, restructuring, or possible change-in-control. At those times it's important to navigate a maze of technical matters quickly and with precision. My goal is to partner with clients so they feel confident that all of the technical details surrounding executive pay have been addressed, and all possible alternatives explored. This will leave them free to focus on the business strategy and continue to create value for shareholders.


Margaret H. Black is a managing director at Pearl Meyer and a member of the firm's Technical Services team. She has consulted for over 25 years in the field of tax and over 20 years on all aspects of compensation and benefits matters. Margaret has extensive experience in issues related to corporate acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings, as well as with change-in-control provisions, IRC Sections 280G, 409A, and 162(m) compliance.

Prior to joining Pearl Meyer, she served as a principal in the Human Capital Practice of Arthur Andersen.

Margaret holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA from Tulane University. She is a certified public accountant and is a member of the California Board of Accountancy.

Publications and Presentations By Margaret H. Black

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