Employment Counseling and Employment Contracts

Our Chicago-area employment lawyers help employees (physicians, executives, officers, key salespersons, etc.) negotiate contracts and benefits and counsel them when disputes arise.   We advise seeking advice on the front end before signing a contract.  Once an employee signs a contract, he or she loses negotiating leverage.  For example, if you want a carve-out of a non-compete, asking for it after you sign is not likely to work!

Employment Disputes:   When high-level employees have disputes with their organization,  important issues arise. Sometimes we can work behind the scenes to help navigate through difficult employment situations.  Executives must navigate the fiduciary duty they may owe to their employer while protecting their financial interests. Engaging an employment lawyer early often helps to obtain a favorable result for both employers and employees.

Executive and Professional Employment Contracts: In order to be competitive, hire the most advanced candidates, and retain their employees, businesses and organizations often offer and enter into employment agreements. These agreements include, but are not limited to, non-compete covenants, restrictive covenants, severance packages, incentive packages, performance bonuses, stock options, vesting schedules, and signing bonuses.

Strategizing and negotiating are key considerations in creating options for the terms of employment contracts. It is important that executives seek outside counsel to review the terms of agreements they hope to enter into. Our firm can help draft and review such documents to protect our clients.

Our Chicago-area employment attorneys work with professionals and executives to negotiate employment agreements, partnership agreements, consulting agreements, and other employment contracts.