Business Law

Compensation Planning & Termination

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm
Our business lawyers offer deep business experience and extensive knowledge of business operations to skillfully manage legal matters across the lifecycle of a business, from formation to exit strategies.

Many of our corporate attorneys have served as general counsel at privately-held, equity-backed and public corporations. We leverage this experience to effectively counsel both established and emerging businesses as they grow.

Executive and Employee Compensation Planning

Our business attorneys provide guidance and advice on planning, structuring, and addressing various issues related to executive, management, and employee compensation, bonuses and incentives. Such guidance and advice includes planning, structuring and drafting employment agreements, bonus plans and incentives and stock option and equity plans. As an alternative or supplement to equity based compensation plans, our business attorneys provide guidance and advice with respect to phantom equity plans and supplemental bonus agreements and plans, such as short-term incentive plans, long-term incentive plans and bonus opportunities, and transition and exit bonuses.

Executive and Employee Termination

The business lawyers at WCN also provide guidance and advice on planning, structuring, and addressing issues related to executive, management, and employee termination and related issues, including severance and release agreements, and agreements regarding post-termination rights and restrictive covenants.


From Formation
to Exit Strategies

Taking a highly personalized concierge approach, our business attorneys guide our clients with sound, pragmatic legal solutions. We work closely with founders, directors and managers of private and family-held businesses on both strategic and day-to-day business matters.

Meet Our Business Law Attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

MA Attorney Eric B. Brenman

Eric B. Brenman

Of Counsel

MA Attorney David Burgess

David Burgess

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Daniel Dion

Daniel G. Dion


MA Attorney John Donaghue

John W. Donahue


MA Attorney Scott A. Joseph

Scott A. Joseph


MA Attorney Robert W. Meshel

Robert W. Meshel

Of Counsel

MA Attorney Susan Donaldson Novins

Susan Donaldson Novins


MA Attorney Stephen N. Wilchins

Stephen N. Wilchins


Representative Work

Compensation Planning Case Study

Developing a Bonus Plan to Incent & Reward Key Employees

JT Mann

Business Law Representative Work

Represented clients in connection with day-to-day business strategy, business operations, and various contracts and governance issues.

Represented clients in succession planning and sales of business to senior management.

Represented clients from entity selection and organization to operations and to exit.

Represented clients in the purchases and sales of businesses and divisions in various industries.

Represented clients in various joint ventures and limited liability company transactions.

Represented clients in corporate management and governance disputes.

Why WCN for Business Law

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. Our attorneys are experienced as in-house counsel, skilled and proven to provide pragmatic advice coupled with strong business acumen, practicality and instincts.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.
Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.
Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.
Longevity. At WCN, we work with our business clients from formation through exit planning providing sound and consistent guidance throughout the stages of your business.

Our experienced business lawyers advise on a full range of business matters, including:

We counsel our clients through challenging corporate governance issues such as management and shareholder disputes and corporate break-ups and generational transfers, and other changes of control to ensure compliance with the rights of shareholders and creditors.

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