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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 /   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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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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Knowledge and Experience Counts When it Comes to Negotiating Restricted Stock Units

By Robert Adelson on 29 April 15 /   Executive Employment

Boston MA, April 29, 2015 —Attorney Robert A. Adelson (www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/) is an expert negotiator when it comes to executive compensation. A key component of these negotiations are often restricted stock units, commonly referred to as RSU stock, or simply restricted stock. RSU stock is a valuable asset for prospective hires who want a piece of […]

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Finding a co-founder or recruiting a core team

By Robert Adelson on 17 April 15 /   Startups

Finding a co-founder or recruiting a core team is hard work. It is a long, dragged out process and you have the right to be picky and should be picky. Ultimately, choosing a co-founder is like choosing a spouse. A business partnership truly is a marriage. You will have to make compromises when it comes […]

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Joining a Board of Directors

By Robert Adelson on 20 March 15 /   Executive Employment
Executive Employment and Business Attorney

Joining a board of directors as an executive can be rewarding, yet has its pitfalls. Boston Executive employment attorney Robert Adelson serves the role of an employment advisor to help executives weigh the costs and benefits of joining a board, as well as negotiates their compensation package. The many benefits of joining a board include […]

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Multiple Payout for Client During Change of Control

By Robert Adelson on 24 February 15 /   Executive Employment

Boston MA, February 24, 2015 —Attorney Robert A. Adelson (www.executiveemploymentattorney.com/) is one of the top employment lawyers Boston. During his thirty years as an attorney, Adelson has acquired the unique expertise to negotiate transaction for many of the top C-level executives in the country, as well as presidents, vice-presidents and other senior executives. As part […]

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Negotiating Terms of Biotechnology Executive Employment

By Robert Adelson on 2 July 14 /   Executive Employment

By Robert Adelson This article was first published in the 1998 GEN Guide to Biotechnology Companies, published by Genetic Engineering News. Without properly navigating the executive employment contract, a biotechnology or life science industry executive can lose large sums of money or limit his/her career. Skills and experience valuable to a company deserve proper employment […]

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