At Sapir Schragin, we help you negotiate the best agreement possible.

Our goal is to maximize your opportunities.

Whether beginning or ending an employment relationship, you should not negotiate alone. You should hire a lawyer to guide you through the process. We can provide peace of mind when you are faced with seemingly onerous contract provisions.

We understand the intent behind contract language. Items that may seem unimportant to you may be very significant to your future, and conversely, seemingly significant phrases may not add up to much. We review every document with an eye to protecting your rights and interests.

Details matter in employment agreements.

It’s exciting to be hired. Often you forget to read the fine print. At Sapir Schragin, we review and negotiate contracts to ensure that you get the terms most favorable to you regarding compensation, incentives, equity, severance benefits, restrictive covenants, duties and responsibilities and termination protections.

Details matter in severance and separation agreements.

You’ve been terminated and presented with an agreement that may contain waivers releasing your former employer from liability for any claims you may have against the company. It may contain promises you 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, but that is not so. You are not required to sign any separation or severance agreement without first consulting an attorney. If you are presented with such a severance or separation agreement, consult with us before talking to them. Let us determine your rights and suggest the best possible course of action.

Call us if you have a question about your agreement.

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 his own business

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

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