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Executive Counseling & Negotiation

Savine Employment Law, Ltd. provides coaching and legal counsel to Chicago and Illinois executives at all stages of their careers. With extensive experience working directly with boards of directors, CEOs, CFOs and human resources departments on both sides of executive matters, we help our clients advocate effectively for their rights while, to the maximum extent possible, preserve and enhance their reputations and relationships with their employers.

We assist CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives, high- and mid-level level managers, professionals, and independent contractors, among others, in understanding and negotiating employment contracts, compensation packages, change-in-control agreements, partnership agreements, retention agreements, consulting agreements, non-compete agreements, restrictive covenants, severance agreements and expatriate agreements.

Our services for executives include:

Post-Employment Restrictions

We advise executives on the impact and enforceability of restrictive covenants, including non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and non-compete agreements.

Coaching for Negotiation

We coach executives on negotiations with their companies’ boards of directors and c-suite over compensation, contracts and separations.

Defensive Dispute Resolution

We help executives resolve disputes with employers over accusations of fraud, trade secret theft, breaches of fiduciary duty, and other accusations of wrongdoing unique to the executive ranks.

Compensation Assessments

We benchmark and advise on the adequacy and appropriateness of executive compensation and severance offers, including bonuses, benefits, indemnification arrangements, equity grants, and other forms of deferred and incentive compensation.


For expatriates, advising on their unique employment issues, such as identifying potential conflicts between US employment law and the laws of their home or host foreign countries, and addressing their other distinctive needs both before launch and upon their repatriation.


We’re here to help with all your employment legal needs.