At Teplitsky, Colson LLP, we have a group of lawyers who focus much of their practice on the niche area of executive employment law in the financial services industry and across other commercial fields. You wouldn’t go to a GP for heart surgery, so why would you see an employment law generalist when what you need is highly specialized advice? In addition to providing advice and counsel with respect to contracts and employment offers, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal and changes to employment, termination, resignation, human rights, and appeals, our executive employment team routinely assists executives and other senior employees with issues that are unique to the senior executive or employee, including: duties of departing executives, fiduciary duties, executive and other complex compensation models and plans, bonus issues, deferred compensation, changes of control, mergers and acquisitions, non- compete and non-solicitation agreements, and strategic executive coaching and counsel.
Litigation is to be avoided where possible. For that reason, we’re negotiators first and foremost, and we’re good at it. Some of Canada’s most successful people – themselves seasoned negotiators – hire us to negotiate on their behalves. Where negotiation fails, we are ready to litigate, and our opponents know it. We have earned our reputation as tenacious and effective litigators and we will not hesitate to take your case to trial or to arbitration where negotiations fail and litigation is the better option, even when that means breaking new ground and making new law. At Teplitsky, Colson LLP, our team doesn’t just know the law: we help make it.
In addition to assisting our clients with their contracts, negotiations, and litigation, our executive employment lawyers regularly act as advisors to senior employees and executives to help them navigate the interpersonal, political, and legal complexities that often present themselves in the context of the employment relationship. Some of the city’s top executives have us in their back pocket to act as a sounding board, strategist and communications consultant, all with a view to helping those clarify and achieve their own unique goals. Think of us as your employment coach with one eye on the game and the other on the law.
Members of our team are also available to assist employers and employees with respect to the employment law and related matters that invariably arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and/or bankruptcy proceedings where an employer is involved. We are also available and have experience acting as rep-counsel in the context of those proceedings and are keenly aware of the need to balance the need to advocate for those we have been hired to represent while working with other involved counsel on practical solutions which do not lose sight of the big picture.
If you are an executive or other senior member of your organization and you would like to know whether our counsel could be of benefit to you, please reach out to one of our executive employment lawyers.