CCH, Aspen Bring Together Preferred Resources in Executive Compensation Expert Library

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., July 25, 2005) – Professionals in the field of executive compensation now have a one-stop online resource with the CCH Executive Compensation Expert Library. The Library integrates industry-leading treatises, primary source documents, current news analysis and helpful practice tools from CCH INCORPORATED (CCH) and Aspen Publishers to provide everything that executives, board members, lawyers, compensation consultants and human resource professionals need to effectively design, draft, review and administer executive compensation programs. CCH and Aspen are Wolters Kluwer businesses and part of the Wolters Kluwer Legal group.

“We’re giving subscribers one-stop access to the publications and resources that are the first choice of professionals in this field. It makes sense and saves time to have them all available in an integrated, online environment,” said Brian Hodge, product manager.

The primary source materials, treatises and news/current awareness publications all appear in a common interface. Citations to primary sources are linked to the full text of the source documents and researchers are able to search across the entire library or any parts of it they designate.

“Subscribers to the library receive the benefit of expert guidance and also save valuable time through a variety of practice aids, including checklists, illustrations and sample agreements and correspondence,” Hodge noted.

Library Contents

The CCH Executive Compensation Expert Library is built around Michael S. Melbinger’s definitive treatise, Executive Compensation from Aspen Publishers, and additional useful Answer Books on executive compensation and non-qualified deferred compensation from Aspen. It adds current awareness updates and an extensive array of primary source documents from CCH.

Analysis and Planning

  • Executive Compensation by Michael S. Melbinger – Provides a basic framework to design and draft executive compensation programs. This treatise examines and explains the law and market factors that impact all forms of executive compensation. It analyzes the many federal statutes, court decisions, state laws, accounting standards, stock exchange requirements, governmental regulations and market forces that govern the terms and provisions of executive compensation. Coverage includes the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, regulations resulting from the Enron/WorldCom/Anderson scandals and changes made by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Includes extensive practice aids.
  • Executive Compensation Answer Book by Bruce Overton and Susan E. Stoffer – A complete source for proven, practical, executive compensation solutions. This informative resource adopts a straightforward question-and-answer format and gives subscribers all the information necessary to design, implement and administer executive pay plans.
  • Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Answer Book by Henry A. Smith, III and Michael P. Connors – Provides an ideal resource for professionals who advise, plan, fund or administer these types of compensation packages.

Current Awareness

  • Executive Compensation Update by Michael S. Melbinger – The perfect complement to Executive Compensation, this quarterly newsletter keeps subscribers abreast of all the latest information and analysis of executive compensation issues.
  • Journal of Deferred Compensation: Nonqualified Plans and Executive Compensation edited by Bruce J. McNeal, Esq. – A unique quarterly source of timely analysis, innovative strategies and practical solutions.

Primary Source Documents

  • Internal Revenue Code
  • Federal Tax Regulations
  • ERISA Law
  • ERISA Regulations
  • Tax Cases
  • IRS Letter Rulings and Other Documents


Additional Information

For more information or to subscribe to the CCH Executive Compensation Expert Library, call CCH at 800-449-9525 or visit the CCH Online Store at A one-year subscription is $789.

About CCH INCORPORATED and Aspen Publishers

CCH INCORPORATED is a leading provider of employment law, human resources and safety information for attorneys, human resource and safety professionals. The CCH Human Resources web sites are and Headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., CCH was founded in 1913 and has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company ( and, with Aspen Publishers, is part of the Wolters Kluwer Legal unit.

Aspen Publishers (, headquartered in New York, is a leading information provider for attorneys, business professionals and law students. Written by the nation's leading authorities, Aspen’s products consist of analytical and practical information in a full range of formats. Its proprietary content is complemented by 2,500 legal databases, containing more than 11 million documents, available via its Loislaw division. Aspen also offers a wide range of topical legal and business content databases linked to Loislaw’s content.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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