are you an executive in transition?

Overwhelmed with Professional Decisions?
Let The Bellows Law Group guide you to your destination!

Executives: Anxious about your next career step?

At Bellows Law Group, we guide executives and entrepreneurs through the complicated crossroads that accompany a high-powered position. Together, we will navigate your executive employment and equity agreements, manage career objectives, negotiate your compensation, and confirm separation benefits.

Are you a senior executive? We're here to help:

  • Did you receive a call from a recruiter with an unexpected opportunity and you need to weigh advantages of accepting an offer versus your current role? 

  • Do you want to leave your current position without suffering a loss in cash, equity, or reputation? 
  • Do you suspect you will be terminated soon as part of a reorganization or the result of an investigation?
  • Do you need to represent company shareholders and simultaneously protect your team as part of a Change in Control? 
  • Have you been terminated from your position with no notice and don’t know where to turn?
  • Have you been promoted and need to negotiate adjustments to compensation and title?
  • Do you need a confidential partner to negotiate a strategy to support your transition?
  • Do you need legal advice to weigh severance benefits versus retirement?
  • And so much more…

Your trusted guide through
the chaos

We will steer you toward extraordinary results that elevate your career and renew a sense of stability in your life.

Whether experiencing the joy and doubts that accompany an enormous, unanticipated opportunity or experiencing termination from a visible role, executives find us at a time of upheaval in their lives—and our expert counsel carries them forward. 

Our support extends far beyond our industry expertise: We are your advocate, your champion, your confidante, and your attorney. We listen intently to all you share—including your concerns and your priorities.

We have decades of experience with:

  • Negotiating executive employment contracts, severance agreements, and private equity deals and leadership opportunities
  • Positioning our clients for an upcoming merger or internal restructuring
  • Advocating for employment and separation agreements that reflect your worth
  • Negotiating terms of exit in your employment, retention, or retirement agreement
  • Negotiating support during your transition
  • Receiving value for your equity
  • Considering non-compete and non-solicitation terms
  • Negotiating post-employment consulting agreements

Advocate, champion, and negotiator

Laurel Bellows is the founder and managing principal of the Bellows Law Group and an internationally recognized business lawyer. With decades of experience in executive compensation, Ms. Bellows provides invaluable counsel to both leaders and corporations in the U.S. and across the globe.

Fully prepared to litigate but poised to resolve conflicts through negotiation, Ms. Bellows prides herself on stellar client service and counsel throughout the process. In particular, Ms. Bellows is a mediator certified by the Chicago Bar Association and the Institute for Conflict Management.

Get the guidance you seek

Reach out to us today to schedule an appointment