“Reasonable people know that no one can have everything his way. Negotiation means that both sides gain and also that both sides lose something.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States and the driving force in creating the 1948 charter of liberties, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights; from her column “My Day”, September 13, 1961
I have deep experience in negotiating all kinds of agreements, including: employment contracts, personal service contracts, severance agreements, non-competition agreements, professional contracts (financial services, broadcast, entertainment, attorney, information technology, medical, dental, pharmaceutical), collective-bargaining agreements, IT contracts, retainer agreements, and more. Feel free to contact me if you have a contract or negotiating question. If I don’t have the expertise in the area in which you are seeking assistance, I will help you find someone who does.
Contracts exist in different contexts. For example:
The answers to these, and other, questions will determine the type of negotiation that is appropriate. I have extensive experience in more traditional adversarial and distributive negotiations as well as more collaborative interest-based and “win-win” negotiations. I can help you see your negotiation situation more clearly and help you negotiate, or negotiate for you, to get your best outcome possible.
You can hear me discuss the top three considerations for negotiations in an interview I gave the Millennial Leadership Program of the Atlantic Council in 2015: