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Adam K. Grant

Partner

F: (212) 499 4154
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Overview

Adam K. Grant represents businesses, partnerships, organizations and individuals in a variety of complex commercial disputes and white collar matters.

Adam works with clients to find solutions, whether through the courts or other avenues, to further their goals and protect their interests. He is determined and dedicated to learning their operations and business relationships to help them achieve their objectives.

As a commercial litigator, Adam has extensive experience representing parties in "bet the company" partnership and commercial disputes. He has litigated matters under New York’s Business Corporation Law (BCL), as well as under Delaware’s General Corporation Law (DGCL). He has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in other commercial disputes arising out of, among other things, breaches of contract, post-acquisition litigation, securities fraud, violations of state Blue Sky Laws and fraudulent transfers. Adam has represented parties in commercial disputes arising out of failed Enterprise Resource Planning implementations, and cases implicating the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), as well as The Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention).

In connection with his white collar practice, Adam has represented both whistle blowers and corporations in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and has represented individuals and entities before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York District Attorney’s and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Adam’s experience involves clients in a wide variety of industries including:

  • Art
  • Hospitality
  • Gaming
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Mining
  • Charitable organizations
  • Real estate
  • Technology
  • Financial services (including hedge funds and private equity firms)
  • For-profit education
  • Digital signs

Adam uses his ability to reduce complex matters to their base components to try to find practical and cost-effective means to achieve clients' business goals.

Experience

Represented a minority shareholder in TransPerfect Translations in connection with partnership dispute proceedings before Delaware Chancery Court and the Delaware Supreme Court

Representing social media consultant in suit against former baseball player for breach of contract

Represented consortium of Brazilian pig iron manufacturers in enforcing foreign arbitration under the New York Convention resulting in successful Second Circuit appeal reversal of trial court’s grant of dismissal of action

Represented art dealer in joint state/federal investigation of sales tax avoidance

Represented 24% owner of AriZona Iced in connection with partnership dispute in New York

Represented digital sign business in suit in District of Columbia concerning emergency regulation allegedly passed by the District that resulted in the near complete shutdown of client’s business

Education and Credentials

Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2001
Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, Highest Honors, 1998
Admissions
State of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Recognition and Community

Recognition

Selected for inclusion in the Legal 500 as a Leading Trial Lawyer in Intellectual Property, 2012