Business Law Update


How can Robert Adelson help you in his work as a business attorney?
Robs law work continues to focus in four client niches –

►  Smaller and Early Stage Companies (and the entrepreneurs who found them) – including commercial contracts for sales, marketing or distribution; raising capital from VCs, angels or alternative sources; trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property protection and licensing; allocation of equity, vesting and shareholder agreements; employee recruitment, offer letters, employee stock options or phantom stock; partnership, joint ventures and strategic alliances; mergers, acquisitions and strategic changes and dissolutions.  See – Robert Adelson has been named among the Top 20 Boston Startup Lawyers by, a website that provides tools for entrepreneurs. Robert Adelson also served ten (10)  years (2009-2019) as Chairman of the Boston Entrepreneurs’’ Network (see  and in 2016, he received the IEEE-USA professional achievement award for “extreme dedication and contributions to the IEEE entrepreneurial community” (see ).

Executives and Employees (whether CEO, COO, CMO, VP-Sales, CTOs or other executives or employees) – negotiating employment contracts, stock, options, bonuses, retention, severance and termination arrangements.  See my website focused on this executive employment work.  LINK:

►  Consultants and Service providers – including issues of entity formation with incorporation, LLC or LLP and liability limitation; trademarks and trade identification; contracts with clients, compensation issues including taking stock or options as part of compensation; vendor contracts and subcontracting arrangements; issues of intellectual property development and ownership. See –

Family Businesses –  Board building and family councils; phantom stock and other incentives for key non-family personnel; succession plans to pass the business on to the next generation or to prepare and execute a sale on the best terms; division of the family business; other business issues faced in the context of family business. See

In this work, I utilize my 30-year business, employment, tax, contract, and intellectual property law experience and the diverse talents of my “associates” to the Adelson & Associates, LLC law firm.  These are colleagues of mine, who are not my employees or partners, but rather other attorneys, several of whom had been past partners of mine, most of whom have at least 20 years’ experience and whose skills and experience I trust to offer the highest quality law services to my clients, mostly in areas beyond my personal law specialties, including commercial and employment litigation, estate planning, pension and ERISA, IRS and Mass. DOR tax proceedings, real estate, patents and domestic relations. So, if you or someone you know has an issue in any of these areas, please call or email me.

101 Federal Street, Boston, MA

Our firm’s offices are at 101 Federal Street, Boston (the tall 31-story office building pictured above) – 19th Floor, Suite 1900.  For reference, the building is just across Franklin Street from my prior building One Federal Street, and across the street from 100 Federal Street, the old Bank of Boston Building, now Bank of America Building. We are one block from Post Office Square in Boston’s Financial District.

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