McBride Law Offices, P.C. represents employees with legal issues related to employment or prospective employment. If you have been presented with a severance agreement, it is critical that an attorney with specialized knowledge review the agreement and any relate documents. Matthew L. McBride III, owner and Principal of McBride Law Offices, P.C. possesses specialized knowledge and experience in this area of the law. As an experienced employment lawyer, Mr. McBride can review your proposed severance agreement and provide you the necessary legal information to make an informed decision regarding whether or not you should sign the agreement, refuse to sign, or attempt to negotiate further before deciding to sign or not.
Nearly all severance agreements will require you waive claims you may possess against your employer, in return for “severance” compensation. Waiving your legal rights is a serious concession and should not be taken lightly. Often you may be able to negotiate, or be entitled to, additional severance compensation. Your employer (or contractor if an independent contractor) may even represent that each agreement is “standard” so there is no reason to be concerned. However, Mr. McBride is able to analyze each severance agreement and consider it in relation to the employee’s length of service and what the employer is asking the employee to waive (release or give up). Often times, Mr. McBride is able to make recommendations to further
The proposed severance agreement may also seek to impose such harsh penalties upon the employee that signing may not recommended. While this is unusual, Mr. McBride assists his Clients in the review process so peace of mind can be achieved when a decision is made. If additional negotiation is required to achieve success, the Firm also negotiates severance agreements to maximize the amount of severance paid to our Client.