Megan Frese Porio is an experienced severance lawyer in New Jersey (NJ) and New York (NY) and Of Counsel with Castronovo & McKinney, LLC. Megan regularly advises clients on their severance agreements and successfully negotiates better packages with increased compensation and benefits, while rewriting or removing unfavorable language and restrictions.
Your company had attorneys draft your severance package to protect the company against lawsuits and competition. Severance agreements typically force you to waive your potential claims against your former employer in exchange for severance pay, and can impede your success in future jobs through restrictions on competition and use of information. Severance agreements are also typically written in “legalese” and can be difficult to understand. Therefore, Megan recommends hiring an employment attorney to review your severance agreement, explain your rights and potential claims, and determine whether you have leverage to negotiate a better severance package.
Megan has significant experience in severance review and negotiation and all other areas of employment law throughout New Jersey (NJ) and New York (NY). Megan has been selected by her peers to the Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers – Rising Star list for seven consecutive years. Prior to joining Castronovo & McKinney, Megan practiced law at Gibbons, P.C. in Newark, New Jersey. Megan also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edwin H. Stern, Presiding Judge for Administration, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.
Megan received her law degree cum laude from Fordham University School of Law. She received her B.A. cum laude from Georgetown University, where she was co-captain of the Division One women’s soccer team. She is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Please contact us if you would like to have your severance agreement reviewed or negotiated. Megan provides a free initial telephone consultation to discuss how the process works. Megan can explain how she can assist you with the review and possible negotiation of your severance package. Your employer has attorneys working for them and you should do the same.