David Adams Joins Weintraub Genshlea Chediak as Shareholder
Published: May 3, 2007
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For Immediate Release
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 3, 2007 — Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a leading Sacramento-based business and litigation law firm with one of the largest corporate and securities practices in the region, recently added David C. Adams as a shareholder. Adams, a prominent corporate securities lawyer in the area, will join the firm’s corporate, securities and intellectual property practice group.
“This is a terrific addition to our firm,” said Gary Bradus, Weintraub’s managing partner. “Welcoming David back to the firm is particularly exciting. His experience at both larger and smaller firms has given him extensive experience and knowledge in the corporate and securities law areas as well as corporate operations.”
“This is a great gain for us. David is one of the few high impact corporate attorneys in town,” said Chris Chediak, head of the firm’s corporate practice group. “In recent years he has represented many of the leading public and private companies in the area and worked with companies on major transactions, such as last year’s $300 million acquisition of International Display Works by Flextronics. He advises companies in a wide range of industries including life sciences and alternative energy technologies, which we see as growth areas for the region. He’s a perfect fit for our established finance and public company practice.”
“We’re fortunate to have been able in the last few years to attract some great lateral attorneys into the corporate group including Kevin Kelso and Mike DeAngelis, who together had practiced over 25 years in the Bay Area with some of the top corporate firms in the country,” said Bradus. “We also have a progressive and growing intellectual property and entertainment/media practice. With the addition of David, we’re continuing our plan of high quality growth.”
Adams was previously an associate attorney with Weintraub in the 1990s. Before returning to Weintraub, Adams was a shareholder at the Sacramento office of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, and was previously a shareholder at Bartel Eng & Schroeder, a corporate securities boutique firm, before that firm combined with Bullivant.
“Bullivant is a well-respected firm and it was a difficult decision to leave,” said Adams. “However, Weintraub’s corporate and IP group has been growing in exciting ways, and the opportunity to work with Chris, Gary, Kevin, Mike, Scott Hervey and the others in the group was too good to pass up.”
Adams garnered extensive experience in the biotechnology sector during his employment with ThermoGenesis, a Rancho Cordova-based public biotech company specializing in biomedical research and biomaterials. He served as general counsel and vice president of corporate development. During his time with the company he managed all legal services while also developing and implementing corporate initiatives that resulted in $50 million dollars of new equity funding. He also led efforts to obtain certifications, initiated clinical trials for submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and developed strategic partnering, licensing and investor relations efforts.
“It’s great to be back and continuing the partnership with Weintraub that began long ago,” said Adams. “This firm is firing on all cylinders right now, has a great group of people and is a terrific place to work.”
Weintraub Genshlea Chediak is a leading full-service Sacramento business and litigation law firm with one of the largest corporate practices in the region. Major practice areas include litigation, real estate, corporate, securities, banking, intellectual property, licensing and distribution, nonprofit law, entertainment, labor and employment, fiduciary abuse, tax, trusts and estates.