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CFO Employment Contract: Terms And Negotiations

By Robert Adelson on 14 September 19 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEOWorld Magazine on September 7, 2019. The demand for chief financial officer (CFO) is as high as ever. If you are a CFO or a seasoned financial executive, you may find many attractive opportunities coming your way. Before you leave what you have and take up a new position, you […]

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How to Fund Your Company

By Robert Adelson on 29 July 19 /   Startups

How to Fund Your Company By Robert A. Adelson This article was published in The CEO Refresher on June 15, 2018. Having an investor for your start-up company can provide you access to capital, business development and sales assistance, as well as organizational evolution. The expertise a seasoned investor brings can help a company go […]

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Negotiating Your COO Employment Agreement

By Robert Adelson on 1 June 19 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEOWorld Magazine on May 28, 2019. Unlike CEOs and CFOs, not every company has a Chief Operating Officer, and not every COO has the same responsibilities, span of control, decision rights, and position in the reporting structure. There is not a standard job description for COOs. Therefore, should you be […]

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If Assets Need Protecting, Your Best Course May Be a Trademark

By Robert Adelson on 20 April 19 /   Trademarks & Copyrights

Boston Business Journal.  May 2-8, 2008, page 12. Your brand name can be an important asset. As such, trademarks and service marks are recognized in common law and by statue to protect the goodwill in a brand name developed for a business, product or service. Some brand names are just coined words – such as […]

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From Founder-CEO to CTO or CSO: Key Protections in Succession Planning When You Face the Founder’s Dilemma

By Robert Adelson on 30 March 19 /   Executive Employment,Startups

This article was published in CEOWorld Magazine on March 27, 2019. Are you the founder or co-founder of a successful startup in tech, e-commerce, life science or other areas of the innovation economy? Chances are that at some point, you may become a victim of your own success.  You may be asked and even pressured […]

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Negotiating Your New CSO or CTO Employment Agreement

By Robert Adelson on 1 February 19 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEO World Magazine on January 28, 2019. Congratulations! You have received a job offer as Chief Technology Officer or Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of a software, robotics, e-commerce or other technology-based company or a Chief Scientific Officer or Chief Medical Officer (CSO) of a biotechnology, medical device, healthcare or other […]

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Essential Employment Contract Terms for Medical Device and Biotechnology Executives

By Robert Adelson on 2 January 19 /   Executive Employment

This article was published in CEO World Magazine on December 29, 2018. The medical device and biotechnology industries are fast growing and so is their demand for CEOs, C-suite and senior executives, with ever rising compensation being awarded to those in demand. If you are an executive in this industry or aspiring to become one, […]

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New Massachusetts Law Restricts Non-Compete Agreements

By Robert Adelson on 8 September 18 /   Executive Employment,Massachusetts Employment Law

Massachusetts has adopted legislation that restricts and regulates non-compete agreements for employees and independent contractors working in Massachusetts.  The legislation signed by Governor Charlie Baker on August 10, 2018, takes effect for contracts entered into on and after October 1, 2018. The biggest change made by the new law is that it prohibits the enforcement […]

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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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