Lawyers of Distinction Member Patrick Dolan Successfully Negotiated Multi-Million-Dollar Severance Pay Package

Lawyers of Distinction member, Patrick Dolan, Esq. of Siegel & Dolan in Chicago successfully negotiated a multi-million-dollar severance pay package for a departing sales executive who claimed he was owed unpaid commission compensation. The sales executive sought commission payment under a sales compensation plan for a large deal he helped close. The company argued that it had the discretion to modify the terms of the plan including commission rates and calculations for payouts to the sales executive and it was within its rights to pay only a portion of the owed commission. After extensive negotiations, the company ultimately agreed to pay the sales executive almost $2,000,000 dollars as part of a severance pay package.

Patrick D. Dolan is a co-founder and named partner of Siegel & Dolan, Ltd. He has practiced employment and related business law for executives and companies since he began his legal career more than two decades ago in California. Mr. Dolan represents executives nationwide in matters involving harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Mr. Dolan also has many years of experience negotiating complex executive employment, compensation and separation agreements, and litigating a variety of related contract and tort claims in federal and state courts as well as administrative proceedings. He also has extensive experience drafting, negotiating and litigating restrictive covenant agreements for individuals and companies in states around the country seeking damages and injunctive relief involving non-compete clauses, non-solicitation provisions and non-disclosure agreements. He also drafts and negotiates independent contractor/service agreements.

Mr. Dolan has extensive experience counseling and representing ownership and management in litigation involving shareholder and partnership disputes. These disputes often include asserted violations of partnership agreements; operating agreements or bylaws; fiduciary duties; and shareholder rights. Mr. Dolan also assists his clients with fraud and deceptive business practices, business succession disputes, partnership breakups, and family-owned business disagreements.

Again, congregations on the accompalishent Mr. Dolan! Keep up the great work!

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