Representative Matters

Executive/Management Compensation

  • Represented team of individuals leaving Fortune 500 company to form technology start-up. Negotiated various departing compensation related issues (including payment of deferred compensation), reduction of post-employment restrictions and various transitional issues.
  • Represented team of doctors joining a national practice group. Negotiated terms of individual employment agreements including payment of sign-on bonuses.
  • Represented several hedge fund managers leaving established funds to form own funds. Negotiated separation agreements including deferred payments, non-competition and non-solicitation provisions and various other transitional issues.
  • Advised and drafted employee bonus plan for leading New York City restaurant group.
  • In addition to the aforementioned, we have represented teams and individuals, with respect to various employment related issues, joining or leaving a broad range of industries including but not limited to; banking, technology, manufacturing, health care, hotel management, construction, television, sports and education.

Litigation/Arbitration

  • Obtained a $4.5 million dollar arbitration award after two days of hearings for a former shareholder against corporation alleging breach of shareholders’ agreement and unjust enrichment for the unpaid redemption value of his shares.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of client against former employee seeking payment of alleged unpaid revenue and incentive bonuses.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for client seeking guaranteed payout after commencing FINRA arbitration claim against international investment bank.
  • Negotiated reduction of non-compete provision allowing client to commence employment with competing company.
  • Defended Proprietary Trading Firm in litigation involving former partners alleging failure to pay equity interest and bonuses.
  • Obtained favorable settlement after commencing litigation on behalf of client for failure to receive proper benefits under employee retirement/benefits plans.
  • Obtained judgment against leading commercial real estate developer for breach of contract involving the construction of New York hotel.

U.S. and New York Department of Labor Investigations

  • Obtained favorable determination for Plan Administrator in U.S. Department of Labor investigation of two separate employee benefits plans which resulted in no civil penalties.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for employer in an ERISA litigation filed in S.D.N.Y. for alleged failures to make contributions pursuant to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Reached favorable settlement for employer in a New York State Department of Labor investigation into alleged failure to pay minimum and overtime wages to employees.
  • Represented and counseled doctor who was removed from active employment by hospital as a result of a serious health condition. Successfully argued for reasonable accommodations under the ADA and doctor was restored to full time work.

Business Transactions

  • Advised and assisted numerous business start-ups with entity selection; drafts and implementation of LLC operating agreement, shareholder agreement for a variety of business ventures including e-commerce, technology and media.
  • Assisted client in the dissolution of retail store partnership and subsequent litigation alleging violation of licensing agreement.
  • Assisted client in the dissolution of media production company and subsequent dispute with former shareholder.
  • Assisted rapidly growing start-up company in strategic partnerships/consulting agreements.
  • Represented a privately held insurance company the strategic purchase of competitor.
  • Represented a privately held electrical service company in its sale and negotiated former owner's new employment/consulting agreements.