Addison K. Adams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Santa Ana, CA

Adams Corporate Law, Inc.
 | 1851 East 1st Street, Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714-415-2297
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (30%),
  • Cannabis Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Addison K. Adams is the founder of Adams Corporate Law, Inc., in Santa Ana, California. Mr. Adams devotes his practice exclusively to corporate law, serving clients throughout many different industries in Orange County, California. With over 20 years of legal experience, he spent a great deal of his legal career at a Los Angeles based securities firm, where he was a founding partner.

As a solo practitioner, Mr. Adams handles all types of business and corporate legal matters, including those involving angel financing, cannabis, contracts, corporate formations, corporate governance, crowdfunding, going pubic transactions, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, online funding portals, private equity fund formation, private equity investments, public offerings and venture capital financing. He also serves as general counsel for many California based companies.

Mr. Adams has an extensive litigation background. Over the course of his career, he has litigated complex individual and class action cases involving commercial disputes, copyright infringement, partner disputes, real property issues, securities claims, shareholder derivative lawsuits and unfair competition.

Over the years, Mr. Adams has lectured on various business and corporate topics at conferences and on podcasts. He also held a California real estate brokers license for several years.

Mr. Adams earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arizona. He received his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and acquired his license to practice law in California in 1996. He is qualified to appear before all California state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 30%Securities & Corporate Finance
  • 10%Cannabis Law
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations, Securities Law


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Super Lawyers: 2020

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About Addison Adams

Admitted: 1996, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The State Bar of California, 1996

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Santiago Creek Greenway Alliance from 2012 to present. This is a nonprofit group dedicated to establishing bike paths and hiking trails, with planted greenways, along the Santiago Creek connecting five public parks along its path. Santiago Creek is located in Orange County, California. I am passionate about this project as I love to hike, bike and run outdoors and believe in making the outdoors more beautiful and accessible for everyone.
  • Orange Park Acres Trails maintenance and service from 2014 to present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 2003 – Startup company legal issues: Corporate formation and finance – American Express Entrepreneur Forum
  • 2015 – How to Protect and Structure Your Business for Growth and Investment – Catapult Your Business Show Internet Podcast
  • 2014 – The JOBS Act and Online Funding Portals – Provisors M&A3
  • 2013 – Prepare Now to Address Your Buyer’s Fears – Exit Coach Radio Internet Podcast
  • 2007 – Trading Restricted Shares under Rule 144 – The Reverse Merger Conference.


  • Over $70 million dollars in Series A, B, C and debt financings of a medical device startup company from a major private equity fund from 2000-2008

Educational Background:

  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Finance, 1992

Industry Groups

  • Consumer Goods
  • Entertainment
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Device
  • Software
  • Technology
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Office Location for Addison K. Adams

1851 East 1st Street
Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: 714-415-2297

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Last Updated: 11/7/2019

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