Services for Executives

Legal Services for Executives

The time to maximize your leverage and ensure you are legally protected is  before you sign that employment contract. 

As they say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” 

At Hammer Law, we are a full service employment law firm committed to your interests at every stage of your career, whether you are starting out or are a senior executive.

We regularly help our clients navigate and negotiate:

  • Executive compensation agreements with complex terms
  • Noncompete and nonsolicitation provisions
  • And assignment of intellectual property rights and severance packages. 

We are also familiar with:

  • Equity compensation
  • Severance packages
  • And retention bonus agreements in the M&A content. 

Our clients are C-Suite executives (CEO, CFO, COO, CTO and CHRO), vice presidents, and professionals in the technology and life science industries and sales. We have years of experience that we will apply to ensure you get the best result possible

Employment Contracts and Separation Agreements

Employment agreements are complex and the stakes are high since the terms of these agreements affect compensation, benefits, and ability to work in the future. 

At Hammer Law, we are here to help ensure you get the best employment terms possible and will work with you behind the scenes to identify areas where compensation and terms that could be negotiated. We also review and revise any proposed employment agreement or contract. 

The time to contact us is before you sign. 

Invest in yourself and your future by hiring Hammer Law. We can help you strategically review, negotiate, and ultimately execute the employment contract or agreement you have been asked to sign, while making sure you are getting the best terms possible.

Regardless of your situation, we can explain and evaluate the agreement you have been asked to sign, and potentially negotiate terms when possible.

Endings are just as important as beginnings. Holly is dedicated to helping you transition successfully from where you are to where you need to be. 

Compensation Packages

Compensation conversations are often the most important conversations you will have and they will certainly have a long-lasting impact on your career. Holly’s experience in working with employers and employees gives her insight into compensation packages and industry trends, and the marketplace scenarios that impact compensation negotiation. Having Holly as a partner to guide you through the compensation negotiation is priceless. 

Non-Compete Agreements and Restrictive Covenants

In North Carolina, restrictive covenants such as non-competes and non-solicitation provisions may be found in your employment agreement or a separate agreement you are asked to sign during or when your employment commences. They are legal in this state, and the time to review and possibly negotiate the terms of a non-compete or non-solicitation provision agreement is before you sign it since many employers intend to uphold these agreements  and will seek resort to court when they are breached.  

Whether the agreement you have been asked to sign is reasonable depends on a variety of factors. Hammer Law can help you review and understand the non-compete or other agreement you have been asked to sign to ensure your ability to earn a living, start a company, or otherwise move on in the future without negative impact. 

Workplace Disputes

If you are dealing with a workplace problem, Holly is here to help. We are able to help executives and professionals respond to:

  • Workplace discipline issues
  • Complaints
  • Suspensions
  • And disciplinary charges, including those that may impact professional licenses held by physicians and nurses, among others.  

Our goal is to help you resolve your problem and to make sure you have someone to advocate for you or advise you behind the scenes in a workplace dispute. With a founder who has been practicing law for over 15 years and whose sole focus is employment law, you can expect exceptional results.

Executive Coaching

We are trained to believe we can succeed alone. However, Holly’s experience shows that executives and professionals who work with coaches and trainers:

  • Excel at work
  • Rise up the career ladder faster
  • Suffer less burnout
  • And receive higher compensation

Holly has been a coach to MBAs, Ph.Ds, doctors, lawyers, C-Suite executives, and senior Managers. Her legal background with companies and clients across multiple industries coupled with her negotiation skills and workplace experience creates a powerful combination.

When you are considering hiring an executive or business coach, it can be helpful to understand their philosophy. 

When asked what she wants to be known for, Holly says, 

“Excellence. Kindness. Being a really good person, a good listener and a good lawyer who cares about people. I want to use my legal talents, business acumen, and strategic thinking to solve problems and get things done.”

This is the coach you want by your side. If you are interested in more information about retaining Holly to provide business and executive coaching for yourself or your organization, we can design packages and programs to meet your needs.

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Please note that we view lawsuits as the last step in the process. If your goal is to proceed to court or file a lawsuit at this time, we recommend that you contact another law firm.

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