Adam Sachs

Contact

415.625.1059
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Education
J.D. — University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 1986
B.A. — Brandeis University, 1981

Adam Sachs is the Managing Partner of Folger Levin, and a member of our Corporate & Real Estate and Nonprofit & Charitable Practice Groups. Adam’s practice focuses on complex transactional and business counseling matters. He represents a diverse array of clients, ranging from individuals to start-up ventures to major corporations and non-profit organizations. With nearly a quarter-century of experience, Adam has guided clients through a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, and real estate transactions, while also providing advice on compliance and governance issues. Although he considers himself a generalist, Adam also has significant, specialized expertise representing nonprofit organizations.

Adam received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1986. He graduated, magna cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1981, with a degree in Economics and Soviet Studies.

Adam has taught courses on contract drafting and interpretation at both Boalt Hall and Hastings College of Law, where he served as an adjunct faculty member. Adam has also been active in the Boalt Hall Alumni Association and served as the President of the Association’s Board from 2005 through 2007. He is a member of the California Bar.

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Corporate & Real Estate
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    Corporate & Real Estate

    [/av_textblock] [/av_three_fourth][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock] Our corporate and real estate attorneys have many years of experience working together in analyzing and structuring complex commercial transactions and advising our clients on a variety of legal issues. Rather than addressing client needs through narrowly defined practice groups, we work collaboratively to offer high quality strategic advice that is both sophisticated and practical. We recognize that our role is not merely to identify relevant legal issues, but to understand our clients’ business and objectives so that we can provide effective guidance on a wide range of business decisions and transactions. We seek to develop lasting relationships with clients so that our judgment and advice is grounded in a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and long-term objectives. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock] Our practice spans the entire range of activities found in commercial ventures, for individuals as well as entities, both private and public. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing established businesses in large complex transactions as well as serving the needs of newly formed entities. Our services include business formation, planning, financing and restructuring, commercial real estate (including leasing), complex commercial transactions, intellectual property, corporate governance, private equity, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and nonprofit counseling. Given the variety of services we offer, our attorneys have, in effect, served as outside general counsel for some of our clients. As appropriate, we work closely with our litigation, labor and estate planning colleagues to ensure that we deliver effective and efficient service to our clients. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_one_fifth] [av_textblock ] Areas Of Focus [/av_textblock] [av_textblock]
    • Business Formation
    • Financing
    • Real Estate
    • Commercial Transactions
    • Intellectual Property
    • Corporate Governance
    • Private Equity & Venture
    • Capital Investment
    • Securities
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
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    "I have relied on Folger Levin attorneys for my own and my companies' most difficult challenges. While anyone can tell me what the law is, far more scarce are the qualities that characterize Folger Levin: judgment, a paramount focus on relationships, and fierce loyalty to clients." 
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  • Nonprofit & Charitable
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    Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations

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    While nonprofit and charitable organizations face many of the same legal issues as for-profit organizations, the many state and federal legal requirements that are unique to nonprofits make experience with nonprofits essential to effective representation. Attorneys from all our practice groups collaborate to respond to the needs of our nonprofit clients, and, as a result, we are able to counsel our nonprofit clients efficiently and effectively. Folger Levin’s attorneys have extensive experience representing nonprofit organizations on a wide range of issues, including formation, corporate governance, taxation, real estate, financings (include exempt bond issuances), intellectual property, and employment matters. We have also represented nonprofit organizations in litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in matters involving bequests and trust distributions, fiduciary duties, wage and hour, wrongful termination and employee benefit claims, and contract disputes.
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    • Entity Formation
    • Corporate Governance
    • Taxation
    • Commercial Transactions
    • Real Estate and Finance
    • Employment and Labor
    • Litigation
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    "Folger Levin understands our organization and the legal issues we face. I trust Folger Levin to develop solutions for matters critical to our mission. They are always there for us."
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