I have been the owner of a healthcare staffing agency for nearly 10 years. Recently, I was faced with a complex and challenging situation that involved potentially serious consequences. Sheree Donath held my hand every step of the way. She helped me to navigate every angle, from fulfilling the obligation to my client as well as the employee management aspect. She was so knowledgeable and proactive, protecting my business and positioning me to be successful going forward. I would recommend her services to anyone needing expertise in labor law. Sheree’s professionalism is rivaled only by her dedication to her clients. B.N.
I want to thank you for your aggressive efforts to achieve the best outcome available for my situation. You were always professional, knowledgeable, prompt and gave sound advice. My previous employer’s legal team was challenging to deal with, being they would ONLY discuss the case via email, they were inaccurate and took their time to respond but you were persistent. I would definitely recommend you to anyone seeking competent legal representation especially in a case similar to mine. Regards, RW
I retained Sheree when my employer let me go following an on-the-job injury and refused to give me the vacation and sick time I was entitled to, as well as severance pay, as they had for other employees in similar circumstances. Sheree not only secured a generous severance package and vacation/sick time owed, but also convinced them to reimburse me for my COBRA payments. She was up front with what was feasible and was able to secure a settlement rather quickly. Her retainer fee is very reasonable and unused hours were returned to me. I cannot possibly overstate what a good choice I made. Sheree is sharp and attentive – just excellent. I would give her 6 stars if I could. L.M.
“Professional and Sincere”
Sheree Donath’s professionalism and sincere manner in helping clients through difficult situations is nothing less than spectacular. The reason I say this is that I had taken my case to several other lawyers and they refused to take me on as a client. They didn’t even want to listen to the details surrounding my legal matters. Sheree took the time to listen devise a plan and kept me in the loop every step of the way. I had no concern at anytime that Sheree was not working on my case. The end result was doubling my initial severance package. Me and my family thank her for all her hard work. -James
I was referred to Sheree Donath by a former colleague, who had dealt with a similar employment challenge. My experience with Sheree from the moment we initially spoke and throughout the entire experience was nothing short of top notch. Dealing with a former employer can be a daunting and uncertain path to a successful resolution. I was so happy to have Sheree representing me. Her ability to clearly define the approach and follow through with the strategy helped me to efficiently and effectively achieve a successful outcome. She always kept me in the loop, making me feel like I truly a had a partner during this process. I cannot recommend her enough. D.T.
Efficient and Effective
I retained Sheree to help represent and advise me in a sensitive employment matter. Sheree had been referred on a local mom Facebook board and I knew nothing of the quality of her work but had a good feeling after our initial free consult and her timely follow-up.
She took a keen interest in my situation even though it was likely small in the scheme of her caseload, she asked me the right questions to ensure that she had a solid understanding of the matter and parties involved. All Sheree’s communications were extremely thorough, well written and, timely. It was evident she had reviewed all the written materials I had provided and recalled details from our conversations. She was accessible at all times and also made herself available via phone, e-mail and, even, text messaging. Due to her efficiency, command of the law and practical approach, Sheree was able to provide me invaluable advice and guidance to navigate a sensitive and fraught time. I am an extremely satisfied client. Stephanie G.
I would like to take a moment to share my experience with Donath Law. I was referred to the firm by a friend and it was the best phone call I have ever made. I had just heard that my job was eliminated and I was frightened, nervous and needed assistance to understand my options. Sheree was honest, fair and professional as she reviewed my situation and we made a plan for my future. The end result was more than I had hoped and now I am prepared to begin a new career path. Thank you, Donath Law, for all you did to make my future bright again! – CD
Sheree was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She helped a great deal! Highly recommend her firm. — Linda P
Divorce isn’t suppose to be easy however the process was made easier with Sheree’s help. We had an amicable divorce and needed some guidance to legalize the process. Sheree provided guidance throughout the entire course. I would totally recommend anyone looking to legally separate or divorce and would like to go through a mediation process to use Donath Law. We had a really good experience and it was as quick and painless as possible. Thank you Sheree — MFC
I would like to thank you warmly for your management of this matter. Although I have no prior experience in severance negotiations, I was most impressed by your calm, thoughtful and effective manner and, obviously, your success in the end. I am so glad to have been introduced to you! Thank you so very much for your help! (fjg)
Ms. Donath gave me some good advice on an employment matter that I wasn’t sure about how to handle. I am glad I followed her advice as I avoided a potential legal issue and came out ahead on my contract. I would definitely recommend her. Charlotte
Very Professional Service and Negotiating Skills
“Earlier in my career I had a wrongful termination concern that I brought to an attorney group and Ms. Donath was assigned to my case. She was very helpful then and fast-forward to this year, my position was being downsized and the company was offering very little severance. Ms. Donath helped me with drafting negotiation letters to my former employer– and when they refused my requests, I turned over the negotiations to Ms. Donath.
She came up with a successful strategy to get the number of severance months increased by 5-fold. I would not have been able to obtain most of what I wanted without her help. She was very successful and pragmatic in her approach working with the corporate legal group of my former employer to reach a settlement that was fair and protected my family while looking for new employment. I highly recommend Donath Law for your Employment negotiation needs.”
MM in PA
“Donath Law Made The Process Swift AND Easy”
“After going through major changes in my practice I needed a legal document to take things to the next level. I entrusted Donath Law with that because I knew it had to be done right since having an effective legal document can make the difference between having no problems and having lots of problems. Donath Law made the process swift AND easy and I got exactly what I needed.”
Dr. Justin Mandel, DOM AP LAC Author and Inventor
Outstanding and Professional Service
I was threatened with a legal action by a previous employee. I contacted Ms. Donath and after our initial conversation, immediately retained her to defend my company. I was very impressed by her knowledge of labor laws and the difficulties of navigating the employee/employer litigation landscape.
Ms Donath immediately put me at ease and took over the management of the case. Her fees are reasonable. Not once did I feel I was paying for services that were not rendered.
Ms Donath is tough, professional and a no nonsense attorney. She was able to resolve our issue, remove the terrible emotional stress it brought about, and bring to conclusion our case.
I was so pleased with her expertise that I hired her to completely overhaul our employee manual.
I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
When I first started to look for a lawyer, I was really taken back by how challenging it was to find a lawyer, a good lawyer, who would actually listen to what you are saying. I researched website, after website, made phone call after phone call, but was never comfortable enough to hire someone until I found Sheree. From the first minute, Shree was not only professional, but I would say super professional. She listened to my concerns, gave me advice, called me or emailed me with all the updates concerning my case on time. She made sure that I understood all the legal issues and the steps needed to get my case resolved with least emotional pain involved. I am really so happy that I found Sheree and I would recommend her highly.
Hiring Sheree is the best decision you’ll make; she’s brilliant and has your back!
I can’t thank Sheree enough; she was incredible–smart, professional, efficient, results-oriented, caring, knowledgeable, honest, and fair–throughout an extremely uncomfortable and challenging time while I was at work and afterwards. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Sheree and have her counsel me and have my back through such difficult times and work tirelessly in my best interests to ensure fair closure. If you find yourself in an unfortunate employment situation while still working or having just left work and need sound legal advice, I can’t think of a better person to recommend than Sheree Donath who brilliantly navigates each situation as an advisor, a confidant, a sounding board, a negotiator, a mediator, a partner, and a true counselor. – CS
Highly recommend Sheree Donath!
I spoke to Ms. Donath to discuss a difficult employment situation, and to investigate what my legal options were. I was feeling defeated and scared, and was concerned about my professional future. I immediately felt comfortable with Ms. Donath, as she allowed me to fully explain my situation without making me feel rushed. She empathetically listened, asked specific questions, and provided me with several options. Ms. Donath specifically and explicitly described the “pros” and “cons” of each option.
After consulting with Ms. Donath, I felt empowered to make an informed decision about my employment situation. Ms. Donath was kind, professional, knowledgeable, and attentive throughout the entire process. Ms. Donath allowed me understand my options and to make an informed decision, and provided exceptional great counsel. I highly recommend Ms. Donath as an attorney—she exceeded my expectations!
Ms. Donath is professional, wise, knowledgeable, and compassionate!
Ms. Donath is a highly trained, intelligent, professional, and compassionate attorney. She listens to my concerns, and is empathetic and sensitive to my needs. Ms. Donath is trustworthy, and keeps me informed throughout the entire legal process. She uses clear and concise terms so I was am able to understand legal jargon, all while allowing me to feel a part of the decision making process.
Ms. Donath is easy to speak with, which is important during stressful times. I highly recommend Ms. Sheree Donath as an attorney!
I cannot begin to explain to you how much I appreciate all that you did for me. You calmed me when I was frightened, you gave me support when they made me feel like I did something wrong, you gave me Hope when I felt lost.
I have worked with Sheree Donath for five years now and she has fulfilled a variety of roles, both starting new jobs and finishing old ones. Her initial step is to take the time to understand you and what you hope to get out of a new job. It lets her know what is important to you and allows her to plan strategy. When entering a company she can, a) work with you to craft a “wish list” of what you are looking for. She knows how to be aggressive, maximize your “ask,” with a gift for not “scaring away” the new employer. In option b), the “flip side,” when you are responding to a concrete offer, she pores through all the paperwork looking for even a specific word that can put your entire “upside” in jeopardy. She makes catches and remedies them: whether they were intentional by the other party, or not, avoiding loopholes and “surprises.” She also adds elements that were not included by turn out to be important.
She’ll also coach you, if negotiations need to be verbal, on the right approach.
When moving on to a new challenge, she will ensure your separation from your previous position is “locked down” and all proper paperwork, options, stock, and other elements are cleanly covered and addressed. Again, she will make sure that, a) your leaving papers match your entry papers RE terms, and b) every word, again, matches what was agreed upon when you entered. She’ll also make sure you are moving to a new challenge for the right reasons, through another one of her chats with you. Finally, she will help maintain your prior relationship despite moving on.
Obviously I have used her for the employment area of her expertise, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. –MM
I haven’t decided whether or not I will be utilizing her services due to the situation (no sense of urgency). Sheree was courteous cordial and very easy to speak with. She is very knowledgeable about New York law and has a very comforting aura. Should I decide to move forth I will be retaining her services. I highly
recommend her services to anyone looking for representation. [Thumbtack Review]