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WHO ARE YOU?

You most likely are an executive in transition. You have been presented with an employment agreement or severance package. Or, you may just be reviewing your current options. You're concerned that if you don't make wise choices, your professional and financial future may be in jeopardy. You need advice. You need direction. You need peace of mind. You need answers, immediately.

WHY DO YOU NEED AN EXECUTIVE LAW ATTORNEY?

Whether you're entering or exiting, the employer probably has an attorney in the background to be sure that the terms of your deal are negotiated in its favor. You need to even the odds.

WHY CHOOSE EXECUTIVE LAW GROUP?

  • We've exclusively represented executives and professionals for over 16 Years;
  • We know how employers think because we used to represent them;
  • We recognize the immediacy of your matter, and we provide our services professionally and efficiently; and
  • The cost of our services is remarkably low compared to the value of the results that may be achieved.

NEW EMPLOYMENT

An Executive Law Group attorney will thoroughly review the draft employment agreement you have recieved, take your specific concerns into consideration, and then, personally advise you by telephone:

1. what all the provisions and terms of the agreement mean;

2. whether the document meets the requirements of state and federal law;

3. what in the agreement should give you concern;

4. what specific changes or additions to the agreement you might appropriately seek; and

5. what proven strategies to use in approaching management to achieve changes and possibly improve the provisions in your employment agreement.

Frequently, it's best for the executive to approach management personally, after being coached by an Executive Law Group attorney. However, an executive may prefer to send an Executive Law Group lawyer back to the employer to personally negotiate the terms of employment.

SEVERANCE

An Executive Law Group attorney will thoroughly review your severance agreement, take your specific concerns into consideration, and then, personally advise you by telephone:

1. what all the provisions and terms of the agreement mean;

2. whether the document meets the requirements of state and federal law;

3. what specific changes or additions to the agreement you might appropriately seek; and

4. what proven strategies to use in approaching management to achieve changes, and possibly to augment the benefits in your package.

Often, it's best for the executive to approach management personally, after being coached by an Executive Law Group attorney. However, if it is the executive's preference, or the circumstances are hostile, the best results may be achieved by an Executive Law Group attorney's personally negotiating with the other side, the provisions of the document.

 

CHALLENGES

An Executive Law Group attorney can assist you, a troubled Executive, by:

1. Obtaining Background Information and Identifying Your Objective(s). Executive Law Group's attorneys are good listeners. We will gather the necessary understanding of your situation, and early in the conversation will help you to identify, at least preliminarily, the objective(s) to be achieved.

2. Determining Your Contractual Obligations and Opportunities. Typically, this involves an Executive Law Group attorney's analysis of employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, and covenants not to compete, solicit or raid. The evaluation of stock option agreements, change of control provisions and corporate policies is often essential.

3. Analyzing Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities. Executive Law Group attorneys know the statutes and the cases, and can field your "can I do this" and "can I do that" questions.

4. Assessing the Corporate Landscape. By probing questions, an Executive Law Group attorney will help you assess the relevant political realities and other human dynamics. In whom can you confide? Who will be favorable to action you are considering? How do you isolate the director or officer who could interfere?

5. Formulating Options. Aware of the constraints imposed by contract, law, and workplace realities, an Executive Law Group attorney assists you to formulate practical options, and to choose a course of action.

6. Setting and Implementing Strategy. The Executive Law Group attorney is qualified, by his/her experience and legal training, to assist you in determining how to "get from here to there." Once you begin implementing the recommended strategy, an Executive Law Group attorney is available to help you assess and restrategize, as necessary.

LITIGATION

An Executive Law Group attorney will evaluate your claims, or claims against you, and will:

1. advise you as to the viability of the claims;

2. discuss whether your existing or former employer may have an obligation to defend/indemnify you;

3. advise whether a claim against you may be covered by insurance, and how the claim might be tendered to an insurance provider;

4. evaluate the pros and cons of litigation or arbitration, including the likely impact on your personal life, your stature in the business community, and your career; and

5. explore with you methods of reaching resolution without initiating or continuing litigation.

Executive Law Group does not routinely accept the representation of Executives who wish to sue their employers on wrongful discharge or related claims. Rather, the litigation Executive Law Group most often accepts arises out of our executive representation. For example, if we advise an Executive that she has "Good Reason" under a contract of employment to resign and receive a severance package, and the employer subsequently refuses to pay, Executive Law Group will litigate that claim.