Separation Agreements

Even CEOs Get Fired! That’s the website for Jotham Stein’s book, Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees, now in its fourth edition (See

Needless to say we have advised numerous CEOs, CFOs, COOs, EVPs, SVPs, VPs, VCs, founders, entrepreneurs, managers and non-managerial employees during their exits from their employers and the negotiation of their separation (severance) agreements. While the best separation agreement is probably the one negotiated at the outset of employment (as part of the employment agreement), many are required to negotiate their separation at the end of their employment relationship or shortly after the termination of their employment. The separation agreement typically includes employer-provided benefits and payments as well as the employee’s release of claims against the employer.

Getting fired can sometimes be an incredibly emotional experience, but not necessarily an unusual one. Attorneys from the Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein P.C. regularly provide business and legal advice, and perspective, to clients separating from their employers. Employees from CEO on down to the lowest level employee are fired for all sorts of reasons, some of which are economically irrational reasons. Those who have always succeeded in life (those who received A+s from kindergarten through graduate school) are not immune from being fired.

If you find yourself exiting your employment, the Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein P.C. may be right for you.