Albert Adams is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. He joined BakerHostetler in 1977, became a partner in 1984 and served as a member of its governing body between 1993-2014. He practices in the business, real estate and corporate areas with special emphasis on the structuring and financial aspects of business transactions. He has represented ten entities in connection with their initial public offerings, served as general outside counsel to two public funds and eight public companies and has been lead lawyer in hundreds of billions of dollars in various real estate and other transactions.
Mr. Adams has also served as a director of six public companies, including five real estate investment trusts, and numerous private businesses. In his capacity as a public company director, he has chaired three nominating and governance committees, two compensation committees and one audit committee. He has also been a board member or trustee of a number of community and charitable organizations, including the Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Karamu Playhouse, Learning Disability Associates, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Center for Families and Children, the Greater Cleveland Roundtable, the Corporate College (a division of Cuyahoga Community College) and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.