Without properly navigating the executive employment contract, CEOs and senior executives could lose a lot of money or limit their career if they are not aware of opportunities in negotiating the terms of the agreement. If your skills and experience are what the company needs most, then you deserve – and can negotiate – terms commensurate with your value. As an executive employment agreement lawyer, I represent executives in negotiating executive contract terms, including compensation, relocation, tax gross-ups, restricted stock and options.

The best time to negotiate an employment contract is before an offer is made or accepted. However, there may be times when you need to re-negotiate your employment agreement such as when there is a change in executive leadership or reporting relationships.

With 25+ years’ experience in executive employment law, I can help you secure the best employment terms. Whether you need a lawyer to review employment contract or to negotiate a new one, contact me at rob@attorneyadelson.com or call 617-875-8665.

An executive employment contract attorney can help set up a well-planned employment agreement that will pave the way for a successful executive/company relationship. However, compatibility with company and fit of skills and personality, as well your own intelligence information on the company’s current business status and potential, are key to the success of the partnership. The company’s conduct during the negotiations can offer you valuable insight into the company’s decision-making process, motivations and flexibility, as well as your potential fit. Below are ten critical areas that executives and companies should both consider negotiable to assure that both are treated fairly.

  1. Signing Bonus
  2. Meaningful Equity
  3. Tax-favored Equity
  4. Relocation Assistance
  5. Position, Duties, Support
  6. Expense Payments
  7. Non-competes and NDAs
  8. Term and Termination
  9. Severance
  10. Personal Fit Still Counts

By thoughtfully negotiating these “Top Ten” areas, both will learn insights into what the other is about. The resulting contract will reflect the above-board style and approach of both parties and lay a foundation conducive to getting the best from both sides.

Robert Adelson, Executive Employment Agreement Lawyer

I am committed to helping executives get the value they deserve for their skills and experience. If you get a new job offer or wish to re-negotiate your employment contract, contact me at rob@attorneyadelson.com or call 617-875-8665.

Representative Cases by Attorney Robert Adelson

Here are some cases where I have successfully represented C-suite executives in negotiating their job offers:

About Executive Employment Lawyer, Robert Adelson, Esq.

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, equity and separation matters.