Anthony P. DaSilva, Jr.
Anthony P. DaSilva, Jr. is a partner of Mirick, O’Connell in Worcester. He advises chief executives and chief financial officers, tax directors, general counsels, boards of directors, compensation committees, and human resources professionals on tax and regulatory issues impacting compensation and benefits arrangements. He regularly works with public, private, and non-profit businesses on issues involving executive compensation, health, retirement and fringe benefits, deferred compensation, and ERISA. He also counsels on the formulation and implementation of governance practices for plan fiduciaries. Mr. DaSilva is a member of the International Lawyers Network and the Massachusetts, Boston, Connecticut, and New York Bar Associations. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law, and Western Connecticut State University.

Prior to joining Mirick O’Connell, Mr. DaSilva was a shareholder at Davis Malm.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law JD (1983)
  • Boston University School of Law LLM, Taxation (1984)
  • Western Connecticut State University BA, cum laude (1980)
  • Advised public and private companies on the design, negotiation and implementation of employment agreements and incentive compensation programs
  • Designed and drafted employment contacts, severance agreements, parachute agreements, and a variety of executive compensation arrangements for senior-level executives
  • Advised and performed buy and sell side due diligence regarding compensation, benefits, tax and ERISA transaction issues
  • Consulted on 280G technical issues and the golden parachute calculations
  • Designed and oversaw compliance review of employers’ ESOP, pension and 401(k) plans for companies across a wide variety of industries
  • Advised fiduciaries in the proper discharge of their duties, establishing structures and strategies to protect fiduciaries and plan sponsors from investment liability an liability from other benefit plan decisions
  • Design and implemented stock and non-stock based executive compensation and benefit programs
  • Assisted with the development of exit strategies for business owners
  • Assisted client with merging multiple qualified retirement plans acquired in a merger transaction
  • Drafted plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and agreements between plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries and plan service providers
  • Counseled private and not for profit organizations on the design, administration and tax considerations regarding qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, incentive compensation plans, executive employment and severance agreements, Section 409A, 457(f), 4960 and 280G matters, equity-compensation, welfare plans and cafeteria plans


Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • International Lawyers Network