Bar Admissions

North Carolina

New York


Duke University, J.D., 2009

Eastman School of Music, M.M., 2003

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 2000


Adam Martin's practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and privacy law. He advises emerging growth companies through each stage of the company's life cycle, including initial formation, equity and convertible debt financings, general corporate governance, private securities laws compliance and privacy law compliance. Adam also counsels strategic investors and venture capital and private equity funds in their acquisition of and investment in portfolio companies, among other general corporate matters.

He recently represented a private e-commerce technology company in its acquisition by a private media and e-commerce company; Validic in its $12.5 million Series B financing led by Kaiser Permanente Ventures; and early-stage venture fund IDEA Fund Partners in its Series Seed equity investment in First Leads, Inc.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam was an attorney with Dechert LLP in New York City.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, venture capital, 2017-24; corporate law, 2020-24; mergers and acquisitions, 2022-24; technology law, 2024; Raleigh Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year, 2023
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, business/corporate, 2020
  • Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, business, 2017, 2021; corporate, 2023
  • Mecklenburg Access to Justice Pro Bono Partners Program, Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021


  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Graham C. Mullen, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina, 2009-10



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Community Affiliations

  • Musical Empowerment, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015-21
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