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Structuring and Allocating Equity for Startup Success

By Robert Adelson on 9 August 18 /   Startups

Choice of entity, equity allocation can put a firm on sound footing Are you one of the founders of a startup company? Has your startup formed a legal entity? Have you divided your equity among the founders? If you or a friend or colleague is in this situation, you may also ask – what is the […]

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Structuring Bonuses in Your CEO Compensation for Maximum Benefit

By Robert Adelson on 1 June 18 /   Executive Employment

When CEOs and senior executives consider new job offers, executive compensation negotiations often focus on the base salary.  Yet an equal and often greater portion of your cash compensation may come from your bonus.  There is often far greater latitude and room for negotiation over bonuses. This article discusses the usage of different types of bonuses based […]

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Consulting Between CEO Positions

By Robert Adelson on 29 March 18 /   Consultants,Executive Employment

CEOs and senior executives often find themselves in between jobs for various reasons. If this describes you, then you may be wondering what the best game plan would be for the time you spend between positions. One very useful idea that can be tailored to any situation is to try your hand at executive consulting.  […]

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November 2017 Special Offer: COMPANY FUNDING LAW DIAGNOSTIC – Low fixed price

By Robert Adelson on 2 November 17 /   Special Offer

In this diagnostic, I offer to meet with you or your team to discuss and set out a strategy to fund your company through VC or angel finance or an alternative strategy until you are profitable, and the strategy to prepare your company for investment.  The meeting would be up to two (2) hours at […]

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Co-Founders and the Core Team

By Robert Adelson on 2 November 17 /   Startups

Finding the Right Co-Founder, Allocating Equity and Key Founder Protections You Need How do you successfully found a technology-based company in tech, life sciences or the consumer space?   A good place  to start is to make your first sale – to a co-founder.   If your idea for a product or service and a new company […]

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October 2017 Special Offer: EMPLOYMENT LAW DIAGNOSTIC – Low fixed price

By Robert Adelson on 1 October 17 /   Special Offer

In this diagnostic, I offer to review a term sheet for employment or consulting for a new job or work assignment offered to you, or to review the term sheet that you as the employer are using to recruit an executive, key employer or partner to your business.  I will review the document and give […]

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COMPANY FORMATION / FOUNDER EQUITY LAW DIAGNOSTIC – Low fixed price

By Robert Adelson on 9 September 17 /   Special Offer

In this diagnostic, I offer to meet with you or your team to discuss and set out a strategy to either form a new entity or determine how best to allocate equity among the startup team.  The meeting would be up to two (2) hours at a low fixed price.  An oral set of recommendations […]

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August 2017 Special Offer: CONTRACTS LAW DIAGNOSTIC

By Robert Adelson on 12 August 17 /   Special Offer

In this diagnostic, I offer to review a purchase order, sales contract, software development agreement, licensing agreement, distribution or marketing agreement, for you, in your position as buyer or seller, licensor or licensee, vendor or user in a current proposed business transaction.   I will review the document and give you oral comment (likely a ½ […]

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July 2017 Offer: FAMILY BUSINESS CONSULTATION – COMPLIMENTARY

By Robert Adelson on 9 July 17 /   Special Offer

For those who are engaged in or otherwise involved with a family business and have legal and family business issues, I offer a complimentary initial consultation.  This summer time offer is good for the next three (3) weeks, until July 31, 2017. The subject for the consultation will be to discuss questions, issues and need […]

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June 2017 Special Offer: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW DIAGNOSTIC

By Robert Adelson on 3 June 17 /   Special Offer

In this diagnostic, I offer to review documents furnished or as discussed that set out the current state of copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks* in your business or company.  Are you doing all you can to build your intellectual property portfolio* as an important asset of your business?  The meeting would be up to one […]

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