Hi, Cyndi -- What Todd's (former) employers are trying to pull sounds absolutely despicable. "the threat is that if he doesn't sign, and sell back his shares for their ridiculous offer, they will make sure there's corporate tax liability for him, and they will restructure their salaries so his shares are effectively worthless. " WTF? Can they truly do this and get away with it? I am really glad you are talking to lawyers.
Anyway, hang in there. I really hope your spate of bad luck is over now.