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Addison Kehr Adams

Business Attorney at Villa Park, CA

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Addison Adams

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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Addison

Learn Addison’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Corporate transactions and securities law. We handle business contracts and disputes, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and all manner of corporate deal making. We handle formations, startups, and general counsel matters.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Mergers and acquisitions
    Helping owners sell their business, or buy another one. I help structure the transaction, coordinate due diligence review of assets and documents, and negotiate and prepare the closing documents,

    27 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements

  4. Corporate and incorporation


I love what I do.  Helping companies and their owners and executives manage through change is exciting and fun.  Closing a successful transaction is the best feeling in the world.  I thrive on working through the legal issues necessary to reach a stated objective for both the investors, the owners, and the other parties involved.


My firm has the best lawyers in their field, and the best business minds any where.  We love to help put together deals for the mutual benefit of all parties involved.  We are entrepreneurial with respect to our fees, and provide value beyond our legal advice.  


I enjoy running and biking and playing golf and tennis.  Most of all I love spending time with my wife and two children.  


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Contact Addison

Adams Corporate Law, Inc.
17853 Santiago Blvd, Suite 107-283
Villa Park, CA, 92861
Adams Corporate Law
66 Franklin Street
Suite 300
Oakland, CA, 94607
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Posted by Jim | February 29, 2012
Addison Adams - corporate attorney extraordinaire
Addison is one of the best attorneys with whom I have worked in all my years in business. He is extremely thorough and knowlegable... and always seems to go the extra mile to solve ( and better yet) avoid problems. I always feel secure when working with Addison in that I am confident he will be responsive and will take the care and time to be comptete in his analysis and solution for any issue. I hope we can work with him for many more years
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Posted by Tom | October 22, 2011
I have worked with Addison for many years, and he is one of the most trusted advisers I have worked with. Addison is very knowledgeable, very sharp, has a good business sense and good common sense. He has helped me and my company to navigate the complicated waters of being public, and has always given good advice and protected us well. He always carries himself professionally. He has proven himself to be a great asset in any situation, from advice on how and what needs to be filed to follow SEC rules, to advice on structuring a financing, to calls he has attended where his style and tone greatly improved the outcome. I am very particular about lawyers, and I spend a great deal of my own time reviewing and understanding contracts intimately. I do not simply take any lawyer's word on something - I dig and question until I feel I fully understand any given situation, and often have my own strong opinions on how things should be handled. Addison is one of the best lawyers I've found at getting to the core of a situation, fully addressing my concerns, and often even changing my mind when necessary given the high level he operates and thinks. Given all of that, I would give Addison one of the best recommendations I could give for a lawyer. In addition to that, however, he has not only always provided top notch service and guidance, but he has often gone above and beyond what I could reasonably expect from a lawyer. I've had several emergency situations come up while he was out, where I really needed his help. There have been several times I've felt bad at the level I've needed his help in the timeframe I needed it, but I had to ask for it, and he has never let me down. That level of service can't be bought - it is innate in the person. I really appreciate all he has done for me over the years. Often, writing a review or recommendation can be tough to make time for in a busy schedule, but in Addison's case, I feel honored to have the opportunity to describe what a top notch lawyer and person he is.
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Posted by Evans | May 4, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hello really appreciate the advice you gave me in our last meeting i really appreciate it was really helpful. thanks again once more and i hope you continue the good work. looking forward in working with you
Posted by Harry | January 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great corporate counsel
I have had the pleasure of working with Addison on several matters. He is a skilled negotiator and brilliant attorney with the ability to see the "big picture" and grasp the key issues quickly. He goes above and beyond for his clients. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jennifer | December 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I've worked with Addison for almost four years. He is an excellent communicator and attorney which allows him to effectively assist his clients. Addison is able to simultaneously evaluate the big picture and details of a transaction to facilitate a well planned approach.
Posted by Brian | September 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Addison & team and amazing. Professional, attentive and attention to details are on point with this firm. I can't say enough good things about my experience.
Posted by Eilene | July 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Advice
We were truly impressed with the opinions of Attys. The answers we're precise, and to the point. If a LLC was dissolved 5 years ago, and the same person establishes, under a different name, the latter is considered as an extension of the dissolved LLC. ONCE DISSOLVED, the liabilities become unlimited from the Limited Liability corp. Thank you again, so very much.
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Posted by David | September 1, 2012
Good Business
I have worked with Addison on several transactions and issues over a period of 7 years. He is always responsive and direct. Too he is enjoyable to work with and possesses a good understanding of business and the law. I have recommended him to several business associates and will continue to do so in the future.
Posted by Howard | August 27, 2012
Addison Adams an outstanding business attorney and 'partner' in his apporach
I found Addison Adams to be unique in all the areas mentioned above including; his ability to clearly understand the direction for the short, mid and long term requirements for the business he represents He was not only a coporate attorney but inserted himself into the process so the outcome is legally correct in addition to serving the business overall needs.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2012
Addison Adams of Richardson & Patel, LLC
Addison has been our company's corporate counsel since our formation. He has helped us in a variety of matters, most recently overseeing the sale of a subsidiary to a large private equity fund. Although the purchaser, a multi-billion dollar private equity fund with enormous resources, retained the services of a large NY law firm, I don't feel that we were in any way disadvantaged by the services of Addison and his smaller firm, Richardson and Patel. He was, as noted above Trustworthy, Responsive, Knowledgeable and Communicative.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-550 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Adams Corporate Law, Inc.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Richardson & Patel LLP
  • 2000 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Stevens & Kramer APC
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Marlin & Saltzman
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Employee
  • The Adams Company (Investment Real Estate Finance)
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Employee
  • The Villanueva Companies (Real Property Development)
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • Univ of San Diego SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Univ of Arizona
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992


  • Society of Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Santiago Creek Greenway Alliance
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Provisors - M&A3 Group
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Renaissance Executive Forum
  • Member
  • 2019 - 2021
  • International Game Developers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2019
  • OCLFLR - Managing Partner Roundtable
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Vistage International CEO Group
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer - Corporate Transactions
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Lawyer of Distinction - Corporate Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer - Corporate Transactions
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Attorney
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2020
  • Lawyer of Distrinction - Corporate Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Lawyer of Distinction - Corporate Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law Section
  • Bitcoin and Beyond: The Current Cryptocurrency Securities Law Landscape
  • 2018
  • M&A3
  • The JOBS Act and Online Funding Portals
  • 2014
  • The Reverse Merger Conference
  • Trading Restricted Shares Under Rule 144
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
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Business Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Addison is an excellent lawyer. He is sharp, responsive, and truly cares about his clients and their legal matters. I can't recommend him enough. You are in great hands."
Business Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of both working with Addison and knowing him for over four years and have always found him to be a hard working attorney with a positive attitude and strong dedication to achieving the best results for his clients. He comes highly recommended for any matter that he is willing and able to take on."
Business Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Addison for 3 years. His personal skills and business law knowledge are excellent. Addison has the ability to understand the client's big picture business needs and is extremely detail oriented. He is also an exceptional communicator which allows the client and legal team to work together efficiently."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Addison is a very thoughtful and personable lawyer. He is a pleasure to work with and always attentive to his clients' needs."
Business Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I've been an attorney for over 12 years, working across a dozen countries - and Addison is one of the best attorneys I know. There's no one better in the field of M&A. Especially when it comes to finding creative, business-oriented solutions."
Securities offerings Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Addison on several matters. I can attest to the fact that Addison always demonstrated the utmost professionalism and proficiency in servicing his client's legal needs. I would highly recommend Addison for any legal engagement in any of his various preferred practice areas and legal fields of expertise."
Business Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Addison for several years both personally and professionally. He is a great guy and a fantastic lawyer. Addison is the kind of lawyer you can talk to and who will listen to you! You cannot ask for more. He gets my highest recommendation."
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