Adam Rose

Adam Rose is the founder and principal attorney at Rose Law Firm, P.C. His practice focuses on representing shareholders as they plan for and navigate business ownership change of control events—whether in a transactional setting or in shareholder dispute litigation.

Adam has substantial experience with mergers & acquisitions, business ownership succession, corporate governance, corporate finance, securities laws, joint venture relationships, and fiduciary duty advising.

Adam also has represented clients in numerous corporate and litigation matters: shareholder partnership disputes, business divorce, minority shareholder rights, derivative actions, corporate dissenters’ rights, and securities litigation.

Prior to forming Rose Law Firm in 2012, Adam was a shareholder in the corporate practice group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC. Before that, Adam was a corporate, real estate, and securities litigation associate at Stoll Berne, PC.

Adam has represented clients in Oregon and Washington for over twenty-five years. Adam’s work has been recognized around the U.S. and he is regularly called upon to speak to business owners, lawyers, CPAs, and other financial professionals.

In 2011, Adam was honored by the Portland Business Journal as a recipient of the “Forty Under 40” Award, which recognizes individuals who have excelled in their professional lives and made outstanding contributions to their communities.

Adam graduated from Harvard Law School in 1997 and is an active and licensed member of the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations.



  • Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor degree (1997)​​

  • Andrews University, Bachelor of Arts degree, Economics (1994)


  • Oregon (1997)

  • Washington (2004)​


  • Since 2001, Adam has served on the board of directors of Adventist Medical Center.

  • He served as a board member of the East Metro Economic Alliance and as a United Way Campaign Cabinet Member from 2008 to 2010.

  • Between 2001 and 2005, he was co-editor of Oregon Business Lawyer.​


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  • Business Continuation & Transition Planning, LaPorte Insurance, Nov. 13, 2014.
  • Interview; Business Transition Issues, NewsRadio 101FM KXL's Business Briefing with Brian Bushlach, July 10, 2011​.

  • Maximize, Capture, Keep: A Value Creation Road Map, Key Private Bank, Tacoma, WA, March 1, 2011​.

  • Moderator: Selling in the Sweet Zone: Why You Should Plan Now for Your Future Business Transition Event, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Business Transitions Group, January 20, 2011​.

  • Staying Legal: Legal Tools and Strategies for Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk in Your Management Consulting Practice, Institute of Management Consultants USA Breakfast Meeting, November 16, 2010​.

  • Moderator; Inside the Mind of a Buyer: Creating Value Today by Understanding the Buyer's Perspective, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Business Transitions Group, June 24, 2010​.

  • Steps to Take Today to Create Value and Opportunities Tomorrow, Multnomah Athletic Club, May 18, 2010​.

  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Sales of Closely or Family Held Businesses, Oregon Law Institute, Oregon Convention Center, March 5, 2010​.

  • Moderator: Resolutions to Keep: Four Business Opportunities to Seize in 2010, Schwabe, Williamson, & Wyatt, Business Transitions Group, February 25, 2010.


  • Business Transitions: What Do You Value?; Multnomah Athletic Club, February 22, 2017.

  • Business Strategies, Solutions, Ideas; Kennedy School, February 21, 2017.

  • Business Transition Strategies; Commerce Bank of Oregon, November 1, 2016.

  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Sales of Family/Closely-Held Businesses; Henderson, NV, October 21, 2016.

  • US Expansion for Foreign Franchisors; South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, June 22-23, 2016.

  • Learn about Transition Planning, Private Investment Seminar: Kruse Woods, May 25, 2016.

  • Business Transition - Struggles, Strategies, Solutions, ORPHCC Annual Conference, May 13, 2016.

  • Business Transistions for Closely Held Businesses, MAG Quarterly Meeting, Mar. 9, 2016.

  • Business Transitions for Closely Held Businesses, CFO Direct Meeting, Dec. 1, 2016.

  • Key Note Speaker: Business Transition for Closely Held Companies: Preserving the Legacy, Key Bank, Nov. 5, 2015.

  • Business Transition Planning for Owners of Closely and Family-Held Businesses, Oregon Law Institute, Ambridge Event Center, April 17, 2015.


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