Addison K. Adams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Villa Park, CA

Adams Corporate Law, Inc.
 | 17853 Santiago Blvd, Suite 107-283
Villa Park, CA 92861
Phone: 714-415-2297
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (30%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (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.

    Mr. Adams handles all types of business and corporate legal matters, including those involving partner disputes, buying and selling a business, equity and debt financing, cannabis, contracts, corporate formations, corporate governance, crowdfunding, going pubic transactions, hedge funds, online funding portals, private equity fund formation, private equity investments, public offerings and venture capital financing. He also serves as outside 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 from 1992-2005 concurrent with his legal practice.

    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 Central and Southern Districts of California.

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

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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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.
    • Board member of the Santiago Canyon College Foundation from 2017 to present, 2020
    • 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
    • Securities law considerations with buying, selling, issuing and trading cryptocurrency and other digital tokens, Presenter, Bitcoin and Beyond: The Current Cryptocurrency Securities Law Landscape, Orange County Bar Association, Cryptocurrency And Tokens, 2018
    • Securities law considerations in cryptocurrency transactions and ICO's, Sole presenter, Crypto Landscape, Cryptocurrency And Tokens, 2018
    • 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.


    • Sale of interest in a computer technology company, 2020
    • Equity finance of an oral products medical device company, 2019
    • Sale of a wind turbine service and repair company, 2020
    • Sale of an electronic parts distribution company, 2019
    • Sale of a cannabis distribution company, 2019
    • 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

    • Cannabis
    • Consumer Goods
    • Distribution
    • Entertainment
    • Fintech
    • Logistics
    • Manufacturing
    • Medical Device
    • Professional Services
    • Software
    • Technology
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    Office Location for Addison K. Adams

    17853 Santiago Blvd
    Suite 107-283
    Villa Park, CA 92861

    Phone: 714-415-2297

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    Last Updated: 11/16/2020

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