Defending San Diego Employers in Executive Disputes

Defending San Diego Employers in Executive Disputes

On behalf of Daniel Watkins of Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Posted On April 18, 2017

Defending San Diego Employers in Executive Disputes

Are you in the midst of a dispute with or have issues with an executive or co-owner in your company?  The Watkins Firm has decades of experience defending San Diego employers in executive disputes and executive severance negotiations.    Labor disputes with senior management can involve a CEO, CFO, CIO or any other “C” level executive as well as co-owners or members in an LLC or shareholders in a corporation.  When disputes break out between co-owners or the ownership of a corporation or LLC and its executive management team it is important to contact the Watkins Firm for a free consultation at 858-535-1511 and learn about our unique approach to disputes and litigation and our ability to resolve these disputes quickly and in a cost-effective manner.

Executive disputes require a high level of legal expertise and skill.  Our decades of litigation and executive dispute resolution work here in San Diego provides extensive insight into the complex factors associated with these disputes.  We represent San Diego employers in any high-level employment dispute, as well as severance agreement negotiations and change-in-control arrangements.  We must protect our client’s intellectual property and trades secrets and ensure that any negotiated resolution addresses non-solicitation, confidentiality provisions and other appropriate and enforceable provisions and restrictive covenants to protect our client’s competitive advantage, key people and business operations.

Our firm has handled many cases involving a breach of the duty of loyalty, unlawful competition, misappropriate of proprietary corporate data or trade secrets, derivative lawsuits and other employer-related contract disputes or torts.

The executive severance agreement must be carefully negotiated and crafted to protect our client’s interests.  There are several important issues to incorporate into the final document, including but not limited to:

Continuation or termination of employer-provided health insurance and other benefits

Stock option agreements and retirement account contributions

The payment of severance itself (paid over time or lump sum?)

Negotiated resolution of equity vesting or performance based performance incentive(s)

Contact a law firm with decades of experience defending San Diego employers in executive disputes and learn how the Watkins Firm can help to make this a successful transition.  We invite you to contact us or call 858-535-1511 for a free consultation.


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