Litigation is not a long term career path, nor a long term employer strategy.

We negotiate a lot of employee settlement agreements. Conflict is part of life and part of the employer-employee relationship.  However, it is critical to remember that litigation is NOT a career path, and it is not a corporate strategy.

“Is there a way to settle this dispute before filing a lawsuit?

Yes there is absolutely a possibility.  Even after filing, the overwhelming majority of Complaints filed never make it to trial. Some estimates are that 99.5% of disputes do NOT go to trial.  What happens?  Employee settlement agreements are used to resolve the employment dispute once and for all. Of course, some people just like to fight, and for those few, we’re happy to advise and guide our clients. With those numbers in mind, for the overwhelming majority of disputes potentially entering the legal system, reaching a settlement — a fair, reasonable, full-value settlement that factors in the time-value of money and litigation risk — sooner rather than later is the best interest of the parties.

“This dispute could waste a ton of time and money? Can you help?”

Chris Adishian and Adishian Law Group have a well-earned reputation throughout the State of California for being exceptional settlement attorneys.  Chris earned his degree in Mathematical Economics at Berkeley with a Minor in Business Administration from Haas School of Business. We invite you to get to know Chris Adishian by reviewing his biography.  Not everyone is good at it.

To be clear, by “settlement” we don’t mean folding, walking away or accepting pennies on the dollar.  We mean a settlement that gives fair, reasonable, full-value to the parties’ claims and defenses factoring in the time-value of money and litigation risk; a settlement that allows everyone to move forward with their business rather than continue to litigate.

“What do employee settlement agreements look like?”

Employee settlement agreements are legal agreements that resolve all claims arising from the employer-employee relationship.  An engagement typically takes the form of retaining our firm to advocate on your behalf to negotiate a resolution of the dispute at issue.  We cannot promise that it will always work — see above, some people like to fight — however, we have been successful in many instances, large and small, in resolving matters without all the fees, costs, risk and time associated with litigation.

“Do you review draft employee settlement agreements?”

Of course, we are regularly retained by clients to revise, review and negotiate draft employment settlement agreements into final, definitive agreements.

How do we contact Chris Adishian at Adishian Law?

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Defended our client against claims of breach of settlement agreement (not ours), including claims brought against entity defendant and two member-owners, alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract (alternate defendant) and breach of contract - third party beneficiary.




18 months


Settled via 3rd party mediation

Advised North American President of a large publicly-traded Company in negotiating his separation and severance. Potential claims included age discrimination.


Settled low 7 figures


3 months

Advised minority shareholder and employee regarding valuation of his membership interest (i.e. minority shareholder rights) pursuant to operating agreement buy-out provision and negotiated non-compete provisions.


General Counsel


Mid-five figures


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