Al Adams practices in the business and corporate areas with special emphasis on the structuring and financial aspects of business transactions. He has participated as lead counsel in numerous significant transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, project financings and public offerings.
Al has represented 10 issuers, including six real estate investment trusts, in connection with their initial public offering of securities. He has served as general counsel to nine public companies and two public funds. Al has also served as a director of six public companies and has chaired three nominating and governance committees, two compensation committees and one audit committee. He has acted as the engagement partner in connection with public offerings of more than $5 billion of various securities.
Al has also supervised the acquisition of more than $15 billion of stocks and assets through direct purchase, exchange of assets or mergers. Additionally, he has represented a wide range of funds, capital providers, lenders and issuers in numerous private equity transactions.
Al has also acted as lead lawyer in connection with various financial arrangements aggregating in excess of $100 billion. He has served as lead regional counsel to one of the nation’s largest banks and has represented numerous other financial institutions. Al has also participated in various project financings, including “greenfield” project financings in the steel industry aggregating more than $2 billion.
Al currently serves as Chairman of BakerHostetler’s Cleveland office and is a member of the firm’s Policy Committee, which is the governing body of BakerHostetler.
Al is a member of the American, Ohio State and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations. He has served as a trustee or director of numerous charitable and civic organizations. Al holds an AV rating for preeminence in his field and his ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession.
8/15/2013 - “Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 141 BakerHostetler Attorneys Seven Named “Lawyer of the Year”
12/7/2012 - 173 BakerHostetler Attorneys Named 2012 Super Lawyers; 55 Named Rising Stars
9/17/2012 - “Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 127 BakerHostetler Attorneys: Eleven Named “Lawyer of the Year”