September 2022 Business Law Newsletter

I hope this email finds you and your family in good health.  I hope you and your family got in lots of recreation, travel and vacation R &R over the summer months and if you are still on vacation – enjoy!   But if you, like most of us, are now back to work, school and the beginning of a new year that the autumn season marks, welcome back and I hope you can return to some semblance of office normal like we used to enjoy pre-pandemic. In sports, our Red Sox seemed to have taken the summer off, yet hopefully they will mount a last-ditch effort to avoid their second last place finish in the three years.  Hopefully, we might see better from the Patriots and later from Boston’s winter teams, but time will tell. Of course, I expect little sympathy from others who follow professional sports teams in other cities around the country, after the amazing twenty-year run, 2000 – 2020, of New England sports teams led by the Pats (6 titles) and Red Sox (4 titles). That lack of sympathy, nationally, was recently made manifest me from the diehard sports fans of Chicago:  I took lots of razz from my Northwestern Law School classmates at our recent class reunion in Chicago and even more so at the Cubs game I attended last Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field (the “Friendly Confines”).  Meanwhile, September also opens to the calendar for 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), both including a zoon option for those who prefer remote.  This update includes a link to register for ENET’s 2nd meeting to occur one week from tonight with a link to slides for a presentation I gave on a similar subject.  This update also includes links to my article on important stock rights to negotiate in your executive equity compensation package bonuses published by CEOWorld magazine 12 days ago, plus links to two other articles of mine on executive topics published in the last two years, one at the IvyExec career advancement website, and the other also by CEOWorld, magazine, and finally a special offer that you may find valuable. I hope these items might be of some benefit. 😊

1.      Tips for Startup Networking & Communications:  Sept. 20, 2022 

Entrepreneurship is a team sport. Every new entrepreneur needs help – help from advisors, mentors, co-founders, early team member hires, and how to enlist that help through developing and applying successful networking and communications skills and techniques is the topic of the expert panel at the ENET in Burlington, 9/20/22 @7:00pm   More Details Here

2.     Stock Rights That Protect the Value of Equity Compensation

Are you a C-level or senior executive negotiating a new job offer with executive equity an important component of your compensation package?   In those negotiations, you should seek to address five key stock rights, each of which can  significantly  impact the value of your equity package, as discussed in my CEOWorld article published twelve days ago.  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.      Change of control Agreements  

Is your company “in play”?  From my December 2021 IvyExec article, learn how do you protect yourself or even advance your position in the event of a “successful” acquisition and change in control of your company.   More Details Here   

6.       Negotiating a Custom Executive Compensation Package

Do you have a job offer as CEO or C-level executive with a startup company? Or in a turnaround situation?  Or in a situation where you fill critical needs of the new employer? My CEOWorld article, published in November 2020, suggests the terms you should seek in negotiating a custom executive compensation package, how much equity to seek, and how best to secure company acceptance for a custom compensation package. More Details Here

7.       9/2022 Offer:  Good until Oct. 7th   

This 3-week value-packed offer, is as a way to get introduced to my law work: An Executive Employment Job Offer law diagnostic – this offer is good through 10/7//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
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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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