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Severance Agreements

If you’re leaving your company – either voluntarily, or against your will – and you’ve been asked to sign a severance agreement, give us a call before you give your approval, (503) 232-9280!

We can review and help negotiate the terms of your severance agreement, helping to make a potentially painful situation a little more agreeable.

Our law office handles all aspects of employment law, including severance agreements, and Kevin Keaney has more than 28 years experience as an attorney.

Many people don’t realize this, but most of the clauses in a severance agreement (also known as an “employment separation agreement”) are negotiable…before you sign the agreement! Once it’s signed you may forfeit all other rights and recourses.

Clauses in a severance agreement that can be negotiated include:

  • severance packages (including payments and benefits)
  • money your employer owes you
  • release of claims
  • non-disparagement and reference
  • proprietary information
  • restrictive covenants
  • confidential information
  • cooperation provisions

For more information about severance package agreements, or to schedule a free consultation, please call our law firm at (503) 232-9280, or e-mail

Please note: In addition to severance agreements, we also help employees negotiate non-compete agreements. Our law firm is located in Portland, and we represent clients in Oregon and Washington.

Employment Separation Agreement Attorney Portland Oregon


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