Employee Benefits/ERISA, ESOPs, corporate law, business succession and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)Practice Leader – Corporate Law and Employee Benefits
Terry has over 35 years of experience in the above areas of corporate and employee benefits practice. Prior to co-founding Maselan & Jones, P.C., he was with Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy in Atlanta and then returned to Boston to practice with Csaplar & Bok. His experience on both the corporate and benefits sides of the practice gives him a unique insight on the importance of benefits issues in a merger and acquisition transaction, or on the corporate aspects of a succession plan which utilizes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).Terry also counsels clients directly on the development and design of innovative executive compensation and equity-based compensation program and worker cooperatives, as well as problem resolution and representation in IRS and Department of Labor audits of retirement plans. He is a member of the ESOP Association, the National Center for Employee Ownership, and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center. Terry also speaks frequently on corporate business succession and employee ownership. Terry is a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy, having served on active duty in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean as an anti-submarine officer on destroyers prior to law school.
- Qualified pension and profit sharing plans and ESOPs- Employee plans compliance resolutions program (EPCRS) remediation- Stock options & equity compensation plan design- Worker Cooperatives- Entity formation and capitalization- Mergers and acquisitions- Business succession planning- Stockholder and employee agreements
LL.M. – Boston University School of Law, TaxationJD – Boston University School of Law; Graduated Cum LaudeBA – Yale University
Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Georgia.
Member of ESOP Association, National Center for Employee Ownership, Ohio Employee Ownership Center, United States Tax Court, United States Bankruptcy Court
“Advising a Massachusetts Business.” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. (2011): Chapter 19, Employee Stock Ownership Plans.“Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts.” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. (3rd Ed., 2013): Contributing Author, Ethical Issues for Business Lawyers