Maselan & Jones, P.C.

Maselan & Jones, P.C.

For over 30 years, Maselan & Jones, P.C. has been providing businesses access to attorneys with sophisticated legal experience, and strategic advice in a practical business context.

Firm Overview

We work with our clients to help them navigate the legal arena as they journey through the business lifecycle, including business succession planning, tax and estate planning. We deliver quality legal services to a broad range of corporate, individual, entrepreneurial, start-up, and nonprofit clients, whether such clients are local, regional, national, or international.

We believe that clients are better served by maintaining expertise in interrelated practice areas rather than by practicing as generalists in every discipline. As such, we provide solutions to our clients by focusing our efforts on specializing in cross-functional practice areas including, corporate, compensation and benefits, ERISA, business succession, tax, estate planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Our attorneys' concentrated experience in these disciplines and continuous tailored training allows the firm to grow our expertise as the law evolves, while ensuring that our culture remains focused on delivering personalized service and outstanding value to our clients. This business focus has made Maselan & Jones, P.C. the appealing choice for companies seeking not only the specialized resources of a larger firm, but also the personal services and cost-effective legal solutions of a smaller firm.

For over 30 years, Maselan & Jones, P.C. has been providing businesses and individuals with innovative legal solutions in the areas of:
-Employee compensation and benefits/ERISA
-Business Succession
-Intergenerational estate and Tax Planning
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-International Tax

We work with our clients at all stages of their personal and business lives, from the initial planning for a startup business to the implementation of a successful business succession plan and exit strategy and estate plan for the owner and his or her family.

Personal attention, efficiency, and creative approaches to complex problems, regardless of the magnitude of the project, are the hallmark of the firm's approach in serving its clients. We have a unique value proposition for the client, by offering the following:

Experience: Experienced attorneys who can coordinate all aspects of a project and are able to communicate effectively with the client and any outside service providers;

Expertise: Expertise in areas of critical need normally found only in larger firms or single-practice firms; and

Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial, results-driven approach to problem solving that is timely and competitive with large firms and single-practice specialty firms.

Main Office

Main Office
One International Place, Fl 8
Boston, MA 02110




Maselan & Jones, P.C. assists business owners in creating an exit strategy plan that will effectively and orderly transfer their business at minimal tax cost.

The process of business succession planning bridges the firm's various practice areas, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee Benefits and ESOPs, Estate Planning and Tax.

Our Business Succession practice includes experience with the following matters:
-Family business succession planning
-Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
-Intergenerational wealth transfers
-Tax-free reorganizations
-Leverage recapitalizations
-Shareholder agreements
-Buy-sell agreements
-Employee stock purchase plans
-Management buys-outs
-Asset sales
-Taxable stock sales

Terry Jones

Maselan & Jones, P.C.

Practice Areas: Employee Benefits/ERISA, ESOPs, corporate law, business succession and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Practice Leader Corporate Law and Employee Benefits

Terry has over 30 years of experience in the above areas of corporate and employee benefits practice. Prior to co-founding Maselan & Jones, P.C., he was with a large Atlanta law firm and then returned to Boston to practice with a mid-size corporate firm. 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 programs, as well as problem resolution and representation in government audits of retirement plans. He is an active 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. He was named a Massachusetts "Super Lawyer" in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and a New England Super Lawyer for 2007, the first year of that designation. In addition, he holds the highest (AV) rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

-Qualified pension and profit sharing plans and ESOPs
-Employee plans compliance resolutions program (EPCRS) remediation
-Stock options & equity compensation plan design
-Entity formation and capitalization
-Mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations
-Business succession planning
-Stockholder and employee agreements

-LL.M. Boston University School of Law, Taxation, 1982
-JD Boston University School of Law; Graduated Cum Laude, 1976
-BA Yale University, 1970

Admitted to practice law in the following states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Georgia.

Professional Affiliations
Member of ESOP Association, National Center for Employee Ownership, Ohio Employee Ownership Center, United States Tax Court, United States Bankruptcy Court

Contributing Author: Ethical Lawyering in Massachusetts ("Ethical Issues for Business Lawyers"), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. 1992


Boston University School of Law
LL.M., 1982