Employment Letter to Peter J. Cuozzo, dated April 12, 2021

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EX-10.3 5 tm2112914d1_ex10-3.htm EXHIBIT 10.3

Exhibit 10.3



698 Main Street

Branford, Connecticut 06405


April 12, 2021


Mr. Peter J. Cuozzo

Executive Vice President and

Chief Operating Officer

Sachem Capital Corp.

8944 St. Lucia Drive, Suite 102

Naples, FL 34114


Dear Peter,


I am pleased to inform you that the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Sachem Capital Corp. (the “Company”) has authorized the following compensation package for you for the Company’s fiscal year ending December 31, 2021:


·A base salary of $250,000.00, payable in accordance with the Company’s usual payroll practices applicable to employees, including withholding for federal, state and local income taxes. Your base salary is subject to adjustment on or after January 1, 2022 in the discretion of the Committee.


·A one-time bonus equal to $25,000.00, payable in one lump sum as soon as practicable following your execution and delivery of a copy of this letter to the Company.


·A “time-based” equity award equal to the result obtained by dividing $25,000.00 by the closing price of one (1) common share of the Company as reported on the NYSE American on the date hereof. Such shares shall vest in three equal installments on each of January 1, 2022, 2023 and 2024. The shares will be granted pursuant to the Company’s Incentive Compensation Plan. The issuance of the shares shall be subject to your execution and delivery of a Restricted Stock Agreement in form and substance satisfactory to the Committee and Company counsel. The Agreement shall include provisions restricting their transfer and will provide for the forfeiture of any unvested shares in the event you voluntary resign your positions as an employee of the Company without “Good Reason” or your employment is terminated for “Cause,” as such terms are defined in your Employment Agreement (as defined below).


The program outlined above will remain in effect until amended or modified by the Committee at any time in its sole discretion.


The compensation package described above is intended to satisfy and supersede the Company’s obligations to you pursuant to Section of your Employment Agreement, dated as of July 1, 2020 (the “Employment Agreement”). You hereby acknowledge that all amounts payable to you under the Employment Agreement through December 31, 2020 have been paid in full. Except as otherwise set forth in this letter, the Employment Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.




Peter J. Cuozzo

April 12, 2021

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Please countersign and date the enclosed copy of this letter in place provided below as an indication of your acceptance of the terms hereof.


Very truly yours,


/s/ Leslie Bernhard

Leslie Bernhard

Chair, Compensation Committee




/s/ Peter J. Cuozzo  
Peter J. Cuozzo  
April 12, 2021