Our Business and Finance Group is widely recognized as one of the finest in the region. Whether you are executing a bet-the-company transaction or simply updating your standard employment forms, you will have the full attention of an experienced lawyer who asks the questions that haven’t occurred to you yet, who commands a whole spectrum of ways to engineer contract terms to address the issues specific to your business, and who knows how to negotiate – and how to close – to achieve your objectives.
We represent our public and private company clients as well as senior executives in structuring and negotiating employment, change-of-control, separation/severance arrangements, and bonus agreements. Our business lawyers also have significant experience drafting and negotiating the related confidentiality and transfer agreements involving intellectual property disclosed to or created by employees as well as the restrictive covenants necessary to protect our clients’ important assets.
The Firm is frequently requested by public company compensation committees or public company in-house counsel to act as independent counsel to the company’s senior management.
As part of our Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices, we provide advice and counseling on the often complex related management equity arrangements and employment agreements. We also assist companies in the preparation of employee handbooks, manuals, and standard confidentiality documents for company-wide implementation.
A description of our Executive Compensation Practice can be found here.