C-Level Executive Employment Lawyer

Robert A. Adelson is a corporate, tax and executive employment attorney, who has counseled and represented a wide range of C-level, VP and other senior executives as his clients for over 25 years. His practice is national, working with executives not only in Massachusetts and the Northeast, but also in California, Texas, Florida and all around the US, as well as in diverse fields including biotechnology and various life sciences, software, e-commerce and various tech fields, financial services and other industries.  His website www.ExecutiveEmploymentAttorney.com  is focused on his executive employment work, including representative cases and client testimonials.  He has also written more than 40 articles published by CEOWorld magazine. The cases at his website and published articles cover topics of his daily work including negotiations over job offers, employment agreements, retention agreements and separation agreements, structuring executive compensation and tax favored equity, responding to issues of wrongful termination or other legal issues faced by the senior executive. He also writes his own monthly newsletter, Business Law Newsletter, that you can receive by emailing him at rob@attorneyadelson.com

“As an executive employment attorney, Rob not only offers deep contracts and employment law experience, but using his advanced tax law training, he seamlessly covers critical tax issues and opportunities.  Additionally, although his work today is entirely devoted to representing executives, Rob brings deep knowledge of corporate and business law, M &A and strategic transactions and work for early-stage companies, from prior periods in his legal career.

Rob started his career in New York City, as an associate at mega law firms Dewey Ballantine and later Weil Gotshal & Manges. After returning home to Boston, he was partner at small and midsize Boston law firms, most recently over the 15-year period 2004 to 2019 at Engel & Schultz, LLP.  When its senior partners retired, Rob formed his current firm Adelson & Associates, effective 1/1/2020, in Boston’s Financial District.  He holds degrees B.A (Phi Beta Kappa), Boston University; J.D. (Law Review), Northwestern University; LL.M. in Taxation, New York University. He is a member of the bar in Massachusetts and New York. For ten years, rom 2009 to 2019, Rob was Chair of Boston Entrepreneurs Network (ENET) (www.bostonenet.org).  In 2016, at the Las Vegas annual meeting, Rob received the IEEE USA professional achievement award for “extreme dedication to the IEEE entrepreneurial community”.

The five key changes or “pivots” in Rob Adelson’s legal career, are reflected in a slide show prepared for his 20-minute presentation on Pivoting for one of the 2021 ENET meetings.  From these five pivots mentioned in his 2021 ENET presentation, Rob has achieved his present market niche, representing CEOs, C-Level and senior executives.  His law practice with these clients has never been busier, and it is his hope that this may continue for many years to come.

Consult Boston C-level Executive Employment Lawyer

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 rob@attorneyadelson.com or call 617-875-8665.