Executive Employment Contracts, Options and Severance

Negotiating the Terms of Executive Employment, Stock, Options and Severance:  Scheduled Radio Program.

On Saturday, July 30 from 5-6pm, I was the scheduled guest to speak on the above subject with host Mitchell Sanders on the WPI Venture Forum radio program on WRCN – Worcester /Boston 830 AM.  Unfortunately, the program was bumped to allow for a special 2-hour pre-game show for the Red Sox-White Sox game that evening.  (Boston won 10-2!) No information at this time on re-scheduling but for more information on the radio program, go to  http://www.wpiventureforum.org/radio.html  and for more information on the station go to http://www.wcrnradio.com/contact.htm  (it broadcasts throughout Central and Eastern Massachusetts).

Among the questions we expected to cover in this July 30 radio program were the FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions from my practice as an executive employment attorney.  To provide at least some “take away” from this, I’ve posted those Executive Employment FAQs (with Answers) at my blog. LINK:  https://robadelson.wordpress.com/2011/08/

As a further supplement to this program, I want to also refer you to my article on executive employment published in the June 2011 issue of CEO Refresher.   In its lead-in to the article, the CEO Refresher states,

  • “This article discusses negotiable employment terms and the differences between a negotiating executive and corporate reality. By thoughtfully negotiating these “Top Ten” areas, each party will gather insights that will help them make better choices.  The resulting employment contract should reflect the above-board style and approach of both parties and lay a foundation conducive to getting the best for all concerned.”

The article is addressed to senior executives in all sizes of companies including CEOs, COOs, CMOs, VP-Sales, CTO and other VP level executives.  The key terms discussed include signing bonus, meaningful equity, tax-favored equity, severance, relocation and non-competes. 

– June 2011 CEO Refresher, LINK: http://www.refresher.com/araacontract.html).

– “Legal Refresher”  in CEO Refresher, LINK:  http://www.refresher.com/archives30.html     (my executive employment article is the second from the top article listed)


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