Boston Employment Attorney for Executives

Robert A. Adelson, a corporate, tax and employment attorney since 1977, has counseled and represented a wide range of executives as his clients for over 25 years. In addition to numerous CEOs, Rob’s clients have included many other C-Level executives, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Scientific Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Financial Officers and various vice presidents, such as VP of Sales, VP of Marketing. He has represented executives not only in Massachusetts, New York and throughout the Northeast, but around the country and in diverse industries that include software, e-commerce, telecommunications, financial services, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device, food, retail and consumer products, and industrial supplies.

A frequent speaker and author, Rob has written numerous articles in the areas of employment agreements, non-competes and restrictive covenants, compensation, stock, stock options and executive equity terms. His articles have been published in The Culpepper Letter, Family Business, Boston Business Journal, Genetic Engineering News and Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology. In addition, Rob’s work as an attorney has been recognized in the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and other publications.

Rob has also given webinars on executive employment issues for ExecSense, national webinar company based in San Francisco, including the webinar “What to Know Before Negotiating Your Next Raise, Compensation Plan and/or Employment Agreement”, which is available for purchase at

Rob started his career in New York, beginning as an associate at large, nationally prominent firms, first Dewey Ballantine and later Weil Gotshal & Manges. After returning home to Boston in 1985, he attained partner at several small and midsize Boston law firms, most recently at Lawson & Weitzen, LLP, and then Zimble & Brettler, LLP, where he was a partner from 1994 to 2004. Since 2004, Rob has been a partner at Engel & Schultz, LLP, located at One Federal Street, in Boston’s Financial District.

Rob holds a B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Boston University; a J.D. from Northwestern University, where he was a member of the Law Review; and an advance law degree, LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. He is a member of the bar in Massachusetts and New York.

Consult Boston Employment Attorney

To consult Attorney Robert Adelson regarding issues related to executive employment issues such as employment contract review and negotiations, compensation package including stock options and RSUs, change of control agreement, severance package, and wrongful termination, please email or call 617-875-8665.