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Tips for Proposing Retention with Your Company

If you are a CEO, COO, CMO, CTO or other senior officer of your company, it is important to understand why proposing a retention agreement with your company could be beneficial to you. If you are being recruited or an attractive opportunity has been offered or is forthcoming, it is time to consider the option […]

Circumstances Warranting Retention Agreements

In the modern business world environment, it is common for executives and other high-ranking officers to change jobs every few years. Whether they move for a more lucrative opportunity or their company merges with another entity, it is common for the company to ask the executive to sign a change of control agreement or retention […]

Common Types of Business Litigation

The world we live in has become quite litigious. As the owner or manager of a business, taking steps to be prepared for litigation before it occurs can be critical to being successful in court. Business litigation can include a variety of different issues. A claim can arise between two businesses, between an individual and […]

Four Things to Consider if your Business Might be Sued

Whether you own a small business or a large corporation, litigation should be avoided whenever possible. Lawsuits are expensive, time-consuming and stressful. If you suspect your business is going to be sued, or if a petition has already been served on you, it is imperative that you contact an experienced business litigation attorney to protect […]

Negotiating Executive Equity Compensation

If you are a “C-level” executive, one of the most important parts of your compensation package is the equity position that you gained when you were hired. If you had an attorney assist you in negotiating your employment contract, your equity compensation is likely structured for you to obtain maximum gain and tax-favorable income when […]

Top 10 Things to Consider in Retention Agreements

During a merger and acquisition, CEOs and other executives must take the negotiation of their retention agreement seriously. These contracts significantly impact your future, so you must invest your time and attention to ensure the agreement helps you and doesn’t hurt you. In other words, you should work with an experienced attorney to negotiate, review […]

Tips for Preparing for a Business Lawsuit

If you are a business owner, the last thing you want to think about is dealing with a lawsuit. However, it is important to take steps to be as prepared for any potential litigation as you can. In fact, taking steps to prepare before you are sued or need to sue another party, can save […]

What Issues to Address in Your Retention Agreement

If the company you are employed by is involved in a pending merger and acquisition (M&A) or other form of reorganization, and you are negotiating a retention agreement, having an experienced on your side is critical. Many key employees make the mistake of attempting to handle their retention contract on their own, only to realize […]

When You Should Request a Retention Agreement

As with most things in life, the sooner you start discussing retention agreements during a merger and/or acquisitions (M&A), the better. Unfortunately, many times an entity involved in a M&A leaves these negotiations to the very end of the process, which can be detrimental to both the executive and the company. Retention Contracts A retention […]

Retention Compensation: What You Need to Know

The use of retention compensation for executives and senior management has significantly grown in recent years. Although retention compensation is simply a way to defer payment long-term, this type of reward is put into place due to a set of circumstances that trigger the need for additional compensation. Events Triggering Retention Compensation A key employee […]