Negotiate the Best Agreement Possible

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Whether beginning or ending an employment relationship, you should not negotiate alone. Sapir Schragin guides its clients through the process to provide peace of mind when they are faced with seemingly onerous contract provisions. We understand the intent behind contract language. Items that may seem unimportant may be very significant to one’s future, and conversely, seemingly significant phrases may not add up to much. We review every document with an eye to protecting our client’s rights and interests.

Details matter in employment agreements

Being hired is an exciting time and often the fine print is overlooked. We review and negotiate employment agreements and contracts to ensure our clients receive the most favorable terms regarding compensation, incentives, equity, severance benefits, restrictive covenants, duties and responsibilities, as well as termination protections.

Details matter in severance and separation agreements

Terminated employees may be presented with an agreement that contains waivers releasing the employer from liability of any claims an employee may have against the company. It may contain promises the employee must make (i.e., confidentiality, non-disparagement, non-competes and non-solicitations) in order to obtain severance compensation. Many employees believe that they must sign these agreements as presented. This is not true. You are not required to sign any separation or severance agreement without first consulting an attorney.

If you are presented with an employment agreement or a severance/separation agreement, call us before signing the agreement or talking to the employer. Let us determine your rights, claims against an employer and suggest the best possible course of action.

Kinds of agreements we can improve for you:

  • Employment Agreements
  • Confidentiality and NDA Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution Agreements
  • Equity and Incentive Award Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenant Agreements
  • Severance and Separation Agreements

Success Story: Negotiated excellent contract for startup company CEO

Situation: Senior executive hired as new CEO for startup business
Solution: Represented executive in contract negotiations with new company
Result: Negotiated revised contract favorable to the executive which ensured protections in the event of a change of control, limited the restrictive covenants, limited company’s ability to terminate employment and preserved compensation and equity throughout the term of the agreement

Success Story: Negotiated enhancements to separation package allowed executive to set up their own business

Situation: Senior executive of a larger corporation complained that promotions were denied, work was being marginalized and their contractually agreed upon compensation was blocked
Solution: Investigated client’s complaints and reviewed employment contracts. Prepared a demand letter to the company and negotiated a separation package on client’s behalf
Result: Client received a generous separation package, including compensation and health benefits, which allowed the client to leave the company and start their own business.

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