Recently represented numerous Presidents and Academic Deans joining Public and Private universities. Negotiate various employment and benefits related agreements with issues unique to academia.
Represented Major League Soccer Team in the hiring of new CEO. Drafted Employment Agreement involving substantial incentive and performance based compensation.
Represented team of individuals leaving Fortune 500 company to form technology start-up. Negotiated various departing compensation related issues (including payment of deferred compensation), reduction of post-employment restrictions and various transitional issues.
Represented team of doctors joining a national practice group. Negotiated terms of individual employment agreements including payment of sign-on bonuses.
Represented several hedge fund managers leaving established funds to form own funds. Negotiated separation agreements including deferred payments, non-competition and non-solicitation provisions and various other transitional issues.
Advised and drafted employee bonus plan for leading New York City restaurant group.
In addition to the aforementioned, we have represented teams and individuals, with respect to various employment related issues, joining or leaving a broad range of industries including but not limited to; banking, technology, manufacturing, health care, hotel management, construction, television, sports and education.
Obtained a $4.5 million dollar arbitration award after two days of hearings for a former shareholder against corporation alleging breach of shareholders’ agreement and unjust enrichment for the unpaid redemption value of his shares.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of client against former employee seeking payment of alleged unpaid revenue and incentive bonuses.
Obtained favorable settlement for client seeking guaranteed payout after commencing FINRA arbitration claim against international investment bank.
Negotiated reduction of non-compete provision allowing client to commence employment with competing company.
Defended Proprietary Trading Firm in litigation involving former partners alleging failure to pay equity interest and bonuses.
Obtained favorable settlement after commencing litigation on behalf of client for failure to receive proper benefits under employee retirement/benefits plans.
Obtained judgment against leading commercial real estate developer for breach of contract involving the construction of New York hotel.
Advised and assisted numerous business start-ups with entity selection; drafts and implementation of LLC operating agreement, shareholder agreement for a variety of business ventures including e-commerce, technology and media.
Assisted client in the dissolution of retail store partnership and subsequent litigation alleging violation of licensing agreement.
Assisted client in the dissolution of media production company and subsequent dispute with former shareholder.
Assisted rapidly growing start-up company in strategic partnerships/consulting agreements.
Represented a privately held insurance company the strategic purchase of competitor.
Represented a privately held electrical service company in its sale and negotiated former owner’s new employment/consulting agreements.