October 2022 Business Law Newsletter

I hope this email finds you and your family in good health. It’s now Autumn. It’s getting colder and soon the leaves will be changing. Perhaps you will get a chance to head out for some foliage view and perhaps some apple picking with the young ones. For others it’s a great time for walking and biking. Interesting too on the sports scene as the Patriots work to settle themselves and develop a winning rhythm in the post-Brady era, and both Celtics and Bruins are hopeful as their winter sports seasons now get under way. Interesting too, as both the Celtics and Bruins start the new season with new coaches.  On the college level, both the BU and BC hockey teams will also start both start their new seasons with new coaches, both in their first years as head coach.  Of the two, the new BC coach has the biggest skates to fill, as he takes over for one of the greatest, if not the GOAT hockey coach, the legendary Jerry York.  Also, well underway in its new season, is the Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (ENET), the non-profit group where I have been active for more than a quarter century including a decade as Chair (2009-2019). After a 2-year Covid hiatus, ENET is once again holding live meetings, two per month, one suburban (Burlington) and one urban (Cambridge). Our first of the season Cambridge meeting at the CIC, will be held one week from today, where I will moderate on the topic of “Friends, Family and Seed Financing for Startup companies”. This update includes a link to register for that October 18 meeting that you can attend live or remote via a zoom link. This update also includes a link to an article mine on executive retention packages published last Friday by the Ivy Exec career advancement website, plus links an earlier article of mine on a different executive topic published in CEOWorld and slides and video from an ENET presentation I gave earlier this year on tips for companies needing help on executive recruitment and/or retention, plus a special offer on that same subject. I hope these items might be of some benefit.😊 

1. Friends and Family and Other Seed Funding: Oct. 18, 2022

Are you considering taking the plunge to launch a new company? If you are like a good many founders and entrepreneurs your first source of funding beyond your own savings will be friends and family. Learn techniques on planning your approach, terms to offer, keeping communications and other do’s and don’ts as well as special issues involving life science startups and IP issues, from our expert panel at the ENET in Cambridge, 10/18/22 @7:00pm. More Details Here

2. Executive Retention Packages – Terms and Negotiations

Do you have now, or do you soon expect, an attractive job offer to leave your C-level or other senior executive position? Is your company “in play”? Are you nearing a funding milestone? Are there other reasons why your company has a dependence on you or another strong desire for you not to leave now. My new article published last Friday discusses the negotiation and terms for retention agreements in those and other circumstances for the executive seeking to realize benefit from the company’s retention need when such opportunities are presented. More Details Here

3. Business Law Update

Robert Adelson, Boston attorney and principal at Adelson & Associates, LLC, represents small companies, executives, independent consultants, and family businesses. Learn how he can help you… More Details Here

4. CEOs, C-Suite and Senior Executives

Learn about Robert Adelson’s work with C-level executives and key employees to improve job offers, employment contracts, stock, RSUs, options, bonuses and retention, severance, and termination arrangements and more… More Details Here

5. Building Superior Management Teams

Investors invest in people… Your company’s management team must have the skills and dexterity to succeed where others have failed. Learn how to build and retain that kind of management team that will be fundable in today’s market, from my earlier May 2022 ENET presentation on executive recruitment, including some of my best techniques for how to recruit that hard-to-get “A” level executive on a shoestring budget. More Details Here

6. Negotiating Your CSO or CTO Employment Agreement

If you have a new job offer or employment contract as a CSO or Chief Medical Officer in a life sciences company or as a CTO in a tech company, my article published in CEOWorld in 2019, advises on authority, interface and support for your position, protection of your own ideas and inventions, compensation, equity and other essential terms to negotiate. More Details Here

7. 10/2022 Offer: Good until Nov. 7th

This 4-week value-packed offer, is as a way to get introduced to my law work: a Company Executive Recruitment / Retention law diagnostic – this offer is good through 11/7//22. More Details Here

It’s always a pleasure to get back in touch with you and other clients, friends, and colleagues. I hope the links and information provided will be useful to you and that there will be an opportunity for me to work with you on legal matters in the near future.

Let’s keep in touch!

Best regards,


Robert Adelson

Robert Adelson, Esq.

*Adelson & Associates, LLC
Executive Employment Attorney
101 Federal Street, 19th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 204-5601 Law Firm
(617) 204-5602 Direct
(617) 204-5604 Fax
E-mail :  rob@attorneyadelson.com
Blog:  https://robadelson.wordpress.com/
Twitter:  @AttorneyAdelson
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-adelson-b8a1557/
Website: www.executiveemploymentattorney.com

Note on Adelson & Associates, LLC:
*As mentioned in bullet no. 2 of the January 2020 Business Law Newsletter, Robert A. Adelson is now the Principal of Adelson & Associates, LLC.  For fifteen (15) years, from October 2004 through December 2019, Robert Adelson practiced law and referred legal work to associates of his, trusted and experienced colleagues, as a partner of Engel & Schultz, LLP.  In December 2019, the lead partners of the firm announced they would go into semi-retirement, go their separate ways, and the office lease would expire in January 2020.  In response, Robert Adelson formed Adelson & Associates, LLC in December 2019 and commenced the new firm’s operations on January 1, 2020, with the new firm taking over, on that date and going forward, all current Robert Adelson clients, matters and operations, as well as all referral of legal work to associates of Robert Adelson.  The new firm’s offices, at 101 Federal Street, 19th Floor, are across the street from the prior offices at One Federal Street, 21st Floor, in Boston’s Financial District

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