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Severance Agreements

Severance Agreements Are Legal Contracts


Severance agreements in Massachusetts are most often drafted by the company’s attorney.  These contracts are offered to you to protect the company, and therefore not to protect your career. Accordingly, a severance agreement can affect your rights as an employee for years into the future.  Employees and their attorneys often negotiate the terms of severance agreements.  Employers will therefore often agree to revise agreements to provide  additional compensation and benefits.  We work hard to negotiate more mutual terms for our clients.   You may not have considered other ways to structure your employment transition.  Our firm advises employees on alternate ways to structure employment transitions.  It can be very useful, therefore, to have an employment attorney advise you on your options.

We’ve represented company Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, C-Suite executives, IT professionals and other employees in severance agreement review and negotiation.  Our firm has represented employees working in numerous industries including: technology, bio-technology, pharmaceutical, health care, hotels, restaurants, higher education and secondary education. Severance agreements contain waivers and releases of legal claims. It is therefore important that you  have an employment attorney conduct a legal review of your employment history.   You will certainly waive rights to any claims in a typical severance agreement, so it is important to know what claims you are releasing.  We work hard to help protect our client’s careers and reputations. If you have a severance agreement, please give us a call at 617-936-1580 or email us at maura@mauragreenelaw.com.

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Maura Greene has reviewed and negotiated hundreds of severance agreements and obtained successful results for clients.  Super lawyers has named her to the list of employment attorneys in 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013.   She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is a peer review rating, and the highest rating an individual attorney can receive.  The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram and Gazette have quoted Attorney Greene on employment issues. She has been an invited speaker on employment topics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Suffolk University Law School, the Boston Architectural College and the Boston Society of Architects.   Maura Greene is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  She can be reached at 617-936-1580.
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