Bert
Adams
Partner

212.389.5004

Bert Adams helps buyers and sellers strategically negotiate and find consensus in complex corporate mergers and acquisitions. His clients are financial services companies, especially life and property and casualty insurers and reinsurers.

Bert has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions for 20 years. Bert’s insurance industry experience includes transactions structured as acquisitions of entities and as acquisitions of blocks of business via indemnity or assumption reinsurance. He also counsels retirement services businesses, broker-dealers, investment advisers, and mutual fund complexes.

Selected Experience

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Expert Guides in the area of mergers and acquisitions (2016)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of mergers and acquisitions: middle-market (2015) 

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of mergers and acquisitions (2011, 2012, 2013)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (2009-2010, 2013-2017) and leveraged buyouts and private equity law (2009-2017)

Named to New York Area Best Lawyers for leveraged buy-outs & private equity law, and mergers & acquisitions law (2014)

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, Life Insurance Council of New York (LICONY)
Graduate, Leadership Atlanta (Class of 2006)

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law, Order of the Coif
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard College
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • New York

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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