Executive Advocacy

I routinely counsel executives, professionals and other employees, and negotiate on their behalf, with respect to non-competition, non-disclosure, and severance agreements and disputes concerning additional compensation owed.

Negotiating Severance Agreements and Other Contracts.

I often negotiate on behalf of a departing employee the terms of his or her severance agreement, often obtaining much higher severance pay. I also advise former employees concerning the impact of restrictive agreements such as non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.

Defending Breach of Non-Competition/Nondisclosure Agreement Claims.

I have experience defending an individual and/or the new employer against claims by the former employer that a non-competition or nondisclosure agreement is breached.

Wage & Hour Litigation.

When an employer has failed to pay a departing employee all wages due, including all commissions and other compensation due, the departing employee often has a valuable claim, particularly if the issue falls under the Massachusetts Wage Act or Fair Labor Standards Act. I have represented numerous individuals in wage claims, often times resulting in a pre-suit settlement or settlement soon after the lawsuit is filed. While I typically am engaged on these matters on an hourly rate, I sometimes am open to being paid a reduced hourly rate in exchanged for a percentage of any increase in severance pay.