Practice Areas

Employment & Severance Agreements

Our savvy advice and depth of experience has made us the counsel of choice on all matters of entering into and exiting employment relationships. Our employment attorneys, in conjunction with our Employee Benefits Group, are skilled at negotiating, reviewing and drafting employment, severance and other employment-based benefit agreements.

Employment & Severance Agreements

We regularly review, negotiate and draft individual employment, severance, change-in-control and non-competition agreements.

Life, Health and Other Welfare Benefits

We have significant experience with the structure, design and taxation of life, health and other welfare benefit arrangements for executives. This includes the application of nondiscrimination rules, as well as post-employment health benefits.

Perquisites and Other Fringe Benefits

We provide counsel on the provision, negotiation and taxation of perquisites as well as other fringe benefits such as company-provided transportation.

Awards

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Who’s Who Legal Awards

Charter Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Former Chairs of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section

New York Super Lawyers

Former Chairs of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section

Former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committe

AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Practice Highlights

  • Counsel to a senior executive of a Fortune 500 company in connection with the negotiation of an employment agreement.
  • Counsel to a credit union with approximately $1 billion in assets in connection with all matters involving executive compensation including employment agreements, severance agreements and nonqualified deferred compensation.
  • Counsel to a senior executive of a Fortune 1000 company in connection with a severance package and agreement.
  • Counsel to a large institution in connection with drafting and negotiating an employment agreement for its chief executive officer.
  • Counsel to a senior financial industry executive in conjunction with a change-in-control agreement.
  • Counsel to a large tax-exempt entity in connection with all matters of executive compensation including the negotiation of employment and severance agreements.
  • Counsel to a large financial institution in connection with implementation of split-dollar life insurance.