We produce employment contracts and independent contractor agreements for our business clients and help them decide whether a situation calls for an employee or a contractor relationship. We prepare employee confidentiality agreements and assignments of inventions, copyrighted materials and other intellectual property. We also advise employers on personnel matters; risk avoidance; policies and practices regarding hiring, promotion and terminations; severance agreements; employee classification; leaves of absence; layoffs; harassment training and prevention; and employee mobility issues.
The Business Transactions Group represents private companies in preparing and negotiating compensation agreements for their executives, directors and officers. We prepare plans for stock options, deferred compensation, stock appreciation rights and other employee benefits. We also advise public and private company executives entering an employment relationship or facing termination and assist in negotiating their employment and separation agreements, often involving equity ownership interests and carried interests.