Severance Agreements

Severance Agreements

Experienced New Mexico Employment Contracts Attorney

Negotiation, Preparation and Enforcement of Severance Agreements

When you’ve been offered a job and you’re negotiating the terms of a written employment contract, one of the most important provisions is the severance package. You don’t go into a new job expecting it to end, but it’s a potential reality you need to address up front. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your rights, ensure that the agreement accurately states the terms agreed upon, and take the necessary action to enforce the agreement, if necessary. Buchanan Law has the practice experience and knowledge to safeguard your rights.

At Buchanan Law, we offer more than 20 years of hands-on experience in employment law matters, including employment contracts and severance packages. Our principal offices are in Albuquerque, but we regularly meet with clients throughout the state of New Mexico. We have a comprehensive understanding of New Mexico employment and contract law, as well as the court system here and how judges interpret and construe employment contracts. We’ve been extensively involved in the negotiation, drafting and review of New Mexico employment contracts, and bring considerable trial experience to every case we handle. Deena Buchanan has served as trial counsel in a number of high-profile, high-stakes legal disputes, earning praise from judges, clients and other attorneys for her poise and calm demeanor in all situations.

At Buchanan Law, we understand that every employment contract is unique. We’ll take the time to learn the distinctive aspects of your potential employment relationship, as well as what you’ll need in a severance package. Contact our office online or call us at 505-900-3559 to see if you qualify for a free initial consultation.

Protecting Your Rights When Preparing a Severance Package

We will be your advocate throughout the process, helping you identify what you need in a severance agreement, negotiating the terms with your employer, and preparing/reviewing the employment contract to ensure the severance complies with the agreed-upon terms. We’ll seek to work cooperatively with your employer, as experience teaches us that this is often the most effective way to get the package that’s best for you. We’ll make certain your employer understands the key factors that influence your severance package, including:

  • Your length of service to the company
  • Your position and responsibilities with the company
  • The reasonable amount of time required to find a similar position with undue economic hardship
  • The circumstances surrounding your departure from the company

Aggressive Advocacy in the Enforcement of a Severance Agreement

We have decades of experience successfully litigating a wide range of employment law disputes, including breach of employment contract. If possible, we’ll seek to obtain compliance with the terms of your severance package without going to court, but we have the skill, knowledge and resources to take your claims to a judge and jury.

Contact a Dedicated New Mexico Employment Attorney

Without the services of an experienced employment lawyer, you may be uncertain how to initiate severance package discussions or what you can reasonably expect in a severance package. Let Buchanan Law protect your rights. To determine if you’re eligible for a free initial consultation, contact our offices online or call us at 505-900-3559. We will set up an evening or weekend appointment, if necessary. All major credit cards are accepted.

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