Modern business leadership involves high levels of responsibility, pressure and accountability. When an executive leaves a comfortable employment situation to take another position, risk and sacrifice are involved, with stability and earning potential being left behind. As an executive compensation attorney, I understand these factors and I work to make sure my executive clients receive the strongest possible compensation for their efforts, helping them secure agreements with their employers that protect their short-term and long-term interests while providing a high level of tax efficiency.

I am committed to protecting the important interests of business executives. Contact me, the Massachusetts executive compensation attorney, at rob@attorneyadelson.com  or call 617-875-8665.


Experienced Handling of Core Compensation Issues

With more than 25 years of relevant legal experience, I help my clients work out employee equity deals, and severance and termination agreements, among other arrangements. I also handle core compensation issues involving:

Appropriate signing bonuses: I advise on and negotiate signing bonuses that reflect the risk and lost benefits involved in many executive employment transitions, as well as value the executive brings to a new employer.

Competitive base salary: I help executives negotiate market-based salaries commensurate with their responsibility level, their skills and experience, their industry and the size of their organization.

Optimal bonus income: Aside from signing bonuses, I help executives secure bonus structures that usually comprise three elements; 1.) a basic bonus — a minimum fixed bonus that an executive is paid for doing his or her job; 2.) bonuses paid for achievement of specific individual and company performance goals; and 3.) “blowout bonuses,” which are paid for exceeding goals.

Negotiating Competitive Benefits

Employee benefits play a key role in executive remuneration. I assist my clients in securing competitive, comprehensive executive class benefit packages that meet their needs and reflect their professional value. I can help you secure:

  • Medical, dental and other health benefits, including those that accommodate particular health needs in a family
  • Insurance needs, including life and disability coverage
  • Retirement benefits like 401(k) and pension plans
  • Relocation and temporary housing costs
  • Professional expenses, including memberships, licenses and conventions
  • Vacation and leave
  • Legal fees

For help securing signing bonuses and other forms of executive compensation, get in touch with Attorney Robert Adelson, today. I can help you secure the compensation you deserve while protecting your interests. I provide representation and legal advice to business leaders throughout the country. Email me at  rob@attorneyadelson.com or call 617-875-8665 to schedule an initial consultation.

More Information

Some of the executive compensation cases I have worked on:

Some of my publications on executive compensation

Robert Adelson, Esq., Executive Compensation Lawyer

Robert Adelson has been a corporate, tax and employment attorney since 1977. He graduated Northwestern Law School in Chicago, Law Review, and holds an LL.M. degree in Taxation from NYU. He began as an associate at nationally prominent New York City “mega” law firms, Dewey Ballantine and Weil Gotshal & Manges. For over 20 years, Adelson has been a partner in small and medium sized Boston law firms, representing CEOs and senior executives on employment, executive compensation, equity and separation matters.