Adam Rose

Adam Rose is the founder of Rose Law Firm, P.C. His practice has focused for 25+ years on solving complex legal problems for successful companies—typically located in Oregon, Washington, or California.

Corporate  Adam has substantial experience with mergers & acquisitions, ownership succession, corporate governance, fiduciary duty advising, ratifying defective corporate acts, and various other complex corporate matters.

Commercial  Adam has assisted his clients with a wide variety of complex agreements, including—joint venture, licensing and distribution, manufacturing, transportation, commercial finance, and real estate.

Litigation Support  Adam has also provided strategic and corporate law support on numerous litigation matters: equity owner disputes, business divorce, minority shareholder rights, derivative actions, corporate dissenters’ rights, securities, and computer crime litigation.

Work History  Adam was a shareholder in the corporate practice group at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC (2007 –2012); and an associate at Stoll Berne (1997 –2004).

Public Speaking  Adam’s work has been recognized around the U.S. and he is often asked to speak to business owners, lawyers, CPAs, and other professionals.

Awards  Adam has been selected as an Oregon Super Lawyer (2022) and an Oregon Rising Star (2008, 2012, 2013) by Super Lawyers magazine (2022); as a recipient of the Portland Business Journal‘s “Forty Under 40” Award (2011) and selected as a National Merit Finalist (1990).

Along with solving the challenges facing our clients, Adam enjoys overcoming challenges such as reaching the peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mt. Adams in Washington, scuba diving in Roatan, and going on long runs. Do you like the challenge of a new adventure? Reach out to Adam.



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

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



  • Oregon (1997)

  • Washington (2004)

  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon


  • Board of Directors, Andrews University, 2021 -present

  • Board of Directors, Adventist Medical Center, 2001-2021

  • Board of Directors, East Metro Economic Alliance, 2008-2010​


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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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