thumbnail.aspxRobert Crawford is a North Carolina severance lawyer.  He has over 30 years’ experience as a lawyer in North Carolina and over a decade assisting clients at all levels of employment with reviewing and negotiating severance agreements and packages under North Carolina law. His mission is to provide the highest-quality personalized, prompt, efficient, and results-oriented evaluation and handling of your severance issues. 

Severance Agreements

Severance or separation agreements are crafted to protect employers from future liability following the voluntary or involuntary termination of an employee.  For some executives and professionals, a severance agreement is established in conjunction with an employment agreement at the onset of employment for possible use in the future.  For most other management or rank and file employees, a severance agreement is created at the termination of employment.  Regardless of your situation, the advice and guidance of an attorney can help you ensure that your severance agreement maximizes benefits to you and minimizes the effects of the loss of employment.

Robert has reviewed and negotiated hundreds of severance agreements for employees in wide variety of industries including information technology (IT), pharmaceuticals, contract research organizations (CRO), medical devices, health care, banking, non-profits, manufacturing, financial services, and broadcasting.  There is no requirement for a business or employer to provide a severance payment or benefits. If benefits are offered, you will be required to release or give up any claims you might have against the company.  Every situation is different and an experienced attorney like Robert Crawford can help you through the process.

Other Employment Law Issues

Robert Crawford’s employment law practice includes representation of clients alleging discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and termination of government employees.  He has also developed expertise in the evaluation of the enforceability of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.  He also helps clients with unemployment benefit claims with the North Carolina Division of Employment Security. 

Background and Credentials

Robert Crawford is a native of North Carolina.  He came to Raleigh after college and law school at Wake Forest University.  At the beginning of his career, he handled a variety of complex civil litigation matters with a large state-wide law firm.  After that, he served in the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office for 10 years representing the Department of Transportation.  Since 2004, Robert has dedicated his career as a lawyer to protecting the livelihood and careers of his clients.  Robert Crawford is admitted to practice before all the state and federal courts in North Carolina, including the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.  He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.