Tag: executive representation

Brian J. MacDonough published in Society of Human Resource Management on navigating international employment relationships

By Sherin and Lodgen on August 20, 2020
businessman looking at map of other businessmen and women across the world

Brian J. MacDonough, chair of the Employment Department, was published in Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) on August 19,... Read More »

There is No Such Thing as “Boilerplate”: Protecting Equity and Deferred Compensation

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on April 20, 2018
A business woman sitting across a table with a paper titled "Employment Agreement."

Typically, an executive separating from employment is asked to sign a severance agreement in exchange for severance.  Severance agreements may... Read More »

Termination for Cause, Office Romance and Unexpected Forgiveness in the Courts

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on June 27, 2017
Closeup of a bouquet of pink and beige roses on white computer keyboard.

Consider the following: A male executive has a long-term, clandestine affair with a young female subordinate.  The executive takes steps... Read More »

Negotiating Executive Severance: Five Factors for a Better Package

By Sherin and Lodgen on June 5, 2017
A paper that says " Severance Pay" and a notebook, pens, and glasses are around the paper

One day you may be asked to leave your position, whether or not it is good for the company, or... Read More »

Putting on the Top Hat: Relying on ERISA to Protect Executive Deferred Compensation

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on May 5, 2017
Piggy bank wearing top hat on white background.

Suppose the deferred compensation component of an executive’s change of control or employment agreement, or the company’s executive compensation plan,... Read More »

Disproving “Cause” in Equity and Executive Employment Agreements

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on April 4, 2017
A paper that says "Termination of Employment" and a notebook, pens, and glasses are around the paper

On March 6, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided Balles v. Babcock Power Inc., a case involving the meaning and... Read More »

The Executive Ex Pat Agreement: A Checklist of Ex-Pat Specific Possible Terms

By Nancy S. Shilepsky and Brian J. MacDonough on April 5, 2016
A photo of the world with important land marks circling the earth as well.

Expatriate (Ex Pat) agreements vary from company to company and from location to location, and are often tailored to the... Read More »

Five Things to Remember When Negotiating Executive Compensation

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on March 29, 2016
Closeup on a book with the word "Compensation" highlighted.

For many years, I have assisted clients in the negotiation of executive compensation. I have obtained, analyzed and presented compelling... Read More »