Severance Agreements

Effectively Reviewing and Negotiating Severance Agreements on Behalf of Employees

The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. reviews and successfully negotiates severance packages on behalf of employees in all industries in Maryland and Washington, D.C.  If you have just been informed by your employer that you are being terminated, they most likely have presented you with a severance package.  Some employees simply take whatever severance package the employer offers without ever exploring whether they may be able to negotiate for more favorable terms.  On the other hand, the smart employees immediately consult with legal counsel and view this as a chance to negotiate a better deal to ease their transition to a new opportunity.

Entering into a good severance agreement can be the difference between having a stream of income from your former employer to hold you over until you find a new opportunity and having to tap your personal savings.  In short, severance packages should be reviewed and negotiated by an employment attorney, and The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. can assist you with doing just that.

We are experienced in reviewing severance packages and effectively negotiating with employers.  Here are just a few of the points that we negotiate for our clients in severance packages:

  • The reason for termination that will be communicated to future prospective employers, and the contents of any letters of recommendation from your employer;
  • The length of time that your soon-to-be former employer will pay your salary;
  • Vacation days, paid-time off, sick leave and commissions;
  • Full or partial releases from any restrictive covenants that you entered into with your employer, including non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, or confidentiality agreements; and
  • Health insurance coverage for you and your family during your time of transition.

How are We Different?

At The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C., we understand that during this time of transition, you want value from any law firm you retain because every dollar spent on legal services today is a dollar you might need in the future.  We differentiate ourselves from other law firms by:

  • Looking for ways to enter into flat fee arrangements with our clients, so that you can have certainty about the cost of this process;
  • By focusing on employment law, we are able to provide you with solid legal counsel to better enable you to achieve your goals; and
  • Strategically and aggressively negotiating on your behalf to take advantage of this important opportunity to ensure that your transition is as smooth and as painless as possible.

Working With Us

Working with the experienced Baltimore employment law attorneys here at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. is simple, confidential and efficient. We will thoroughly review the proposed severance package from your former employer, provide you with strategic guidance on the law and areas where we may be able to bolster the proposed severance package and effectively negotiate on your behalf. If you have been presented with a severance package by your employer, contact us today via our website or call us at (410) 514-6099, so that we can help you.