Posted by a Employment client
At the end of August, I was confronted with termination for the first (and hopefully last!) time in my career- an unsettling situation at best. I was faced with a short term need to make rapid, high stakes decisions, all of which were wrapped into a complex legal document that I did not fully understand. I was unclear on how to approach negotiations, reasonable norms for compensation and other severance terms, etc.
I sought Attorney Panosâ€™s services after quickly coming to the conclusion that I lacked the knowledge and experience to confidently negotiate an effective outcome on my own. In Attorney Panos, I found an extremely experienced attorney who acted as a true partner throughout the severance negotiation process. She is an excellent listener, and made sure to carefully understand my situation prior to providing guidance. Her strong knowledge of employment issues enabled her to advise me on terms that were likely to be acceptable to both sides given current market conditions and on the overall negotiation process. Attorney Panos always gave me her direct opinion in a way that was never overbearing- a combination I find both invaluable and rare in advisors. Last, but certainly not least, Attorney Panos was extremely responsive. She understood the importance of my situation and consistently acted with a sense of urgency.
In the end, Attorney Panos helped me negotiate a severance package that was much more favorable than the original offer, yet still fair to both sides. This improved outcome was directly related to the understanding and confidence I gained through Attorney Panosâ€™s advising.
Based on my experience, I can say Attorney Panos is a passionate, driven professional who genuinely took on my interests as her own. I strongly recommend Attorney Panos for employment situations and would certainly use her again. In fact, I already have. I was fortunate to receive an offer for a new career opportunity approximately five weeks after being terminated and immediately sought Attorney Panos for review and advice. Her services are simply invaluable.