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Adam D Rose

Adam D Rose

Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in Lake Oswego, OR
  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Oregon, Washington
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Adam Rose is the founder and principal attorney at Rose Law Firm, P.C. His practice focuses on representing shareholders as they plan for and navigate business ownership change of control events—whether in a transactional setting or in shareholder dispute litigation.

Adam has substantial experience with mergers & acquisitions, business ownership succession, complex Delaware corporate legal issues, corporate governance, corporate finance, securities laws, joint venture relationships, and fiduciary duty advising.

Adam also has represented clients in numerous corporate and litigation matters: shareholder partnership disputes, business divorce, minority shareholder rights, derivative actions, corporate dissenters’ rights, and securities litigation.

Prior to forming the Rose Law Firm in 2012, Adam was a shareholder in the corporate practice group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC. Before that, Adam was a corporate, real estate, and securities litigation associate at Stoll Berne, PC.

Adam has represented clients in Oregon and Washington for over twenty five years. Adam’s work has been recognized around the U.S. and he is regularly called upon to speak to business owners, lawyers, CPAs, and other financial professionals.

In 2011, Adam was honored by the Portland Business Journal as a recipient of the “Forty Under 40” Award, which recognizes individuals who have excelled in their professional lives and made outstanding contributions to their communities.

Adam graduated from Harvard Law School in 1997 and is an active and licensed member of the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Family Business Succession
  • Corporate Disputes
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 973850
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Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 34889
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Harvard Law School
J.D. (1997)
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Super Lawyers: 2022
Super Lawyers
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008, 2012 - 2013
Forty Under 40
Portland Business Journal
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar Association  # 34889
- Current
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Adventist Medical Center
Member of the Board of Directors
- Current
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East Metro Economic Alliance
United Way Campaign Cabinet Member
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Articles & Publications
Author, "Selling Your Business to a Competitor Can Fetch a Better Price,"
Portland Business Journal
Co-author, "Passing a Winery to the Next Generation Requires Planning,"
Portland Business Journal
Author, "Building Value in a Down Economy: A Perspective from the Trenches,"
Leiden Capital Report
Author, "Judicially-Implied Terms, Statutory Regulation of Contracts,"
Chapter 15, Contract Law CLE, Oregon State Bar
Speaking Engagements
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Sales of Closely or Family Held Businesses, Oregon Convention Center
Oregon Law Institute
Steps to Take Today to Create Value and Opportunities Tomorrow
Multnomah Athletic Club
Staying Legal: Legal Tools and Strategies for Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk in Your Management Consulting Practice
Institute of Management Consultants USA Breakfast Meeting
Moderator: Selling in the Sweet Zone: Why You Should Plan Now for Your Future Business Transition Event
, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Business Transitions Group
Interview; Business Transition Issues
NewsRadio 101FM KXL's Business Briefing with Brian Bushlach
Maximize, Capture, Keep: A Value Creation Road Map, Tacoma, WA
Key Private Bank
Business Continuation & Transition Planning
LaPorte Insurance
Business Transition Planning for Owners of Closely and Family-Held Businesses, Ambridge Event Center
Oregon Law Institute
Key Note Speaker: Business Transition for Closely Held Companies: Preserving the Legacy
Key Bank
Business Transistions for Closely Held Businesses
MAG Quarterly Meeting
Business Transition - Struggles, Strategies, Solutions, ORPHCC Annual Conference
US Expansion for Foreign Franchisors, South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island
Mergers, Acquisitions & Sales of Family/Closely-Held Businesses, NV
Business Transition Strategies
Commerce Bank of Oregon
Business Strategies, Solutions, Ideas
Kennedy School
Business Transitions: What Do You Value?
Multnomah Athletic Club
Websites & Blogs
Social Media
Contact & Map
Rose Law Firm
5200 Meadows Road
Suite 150
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Toll-Free: (971) 282-2573
Telephone: (971) 282-2573
Fax: (503) 296-5827
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Rose Law Firm, P.C.
415 SE 117th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98683
Cell: (971) 282-2573
Fax: (503) 296-5827
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Meetings by appointment only.