P. ADAM DAVIS

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P. Adam Davis is the Senior Managing Member of Davis & Sarbinoff, and his practice is devoted exclusively to the representation of both established and emerging businesses. Mr. Davis has extensive business law experience and routinely represents clients in the areas of business services and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, franchise law, entertainment law, business expansion, securities law, commercial real estate, zoning and land use, trademark and copyright, business capitalization, financing and succession planning, regulatory compliance and professional licensing, and complex business litigation (administrative, trial, and appellate practice). Mr. Davis is a published author, has lectured on various topics related to business law, and has established a wide array of emerging businesses.

Mr. Davis routinely deals in business acquisitions ranging from modest deals to large multi-million dollar transactions and regularly represents an array of businesses clientele including franchisors and franchisees, retailers, commercial real estate investors and developers, actors and athletes, medical professionals, title and mortgage companies, engineering firms, restaurants, and manufacturing facilities.
 
 

adavis@d-slaw.com

Direct Dial: (317) 569.1296

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business Law, Formation and Transactions
  • Franchise and Distribution Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Litigation, Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Entertainment Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Services, Zoning and Land Use
  • Administrative Law, Regulatory Compliance and Professional Licensing
  • Business Finance and Succession Planning
  • Trademark and Copyright

EDUCATION

  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington (J.D. Cum Laude)
  • Indiana University-Bloomington (B.A.)

ADMISSIONS

  • Indiana Circuit, Superior and City Courts
  • Indiana Administrative Courts
  • Indiana Court of Appeals
  • Indiana Supreme Court
  • Hawaii Circuit and District Court
  • Hawaii Administrative Courts
  • Hawaii Land and Tax Appeals Court
  • Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals
  • Hawaii Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Courts
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

HONORS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016 Lawyers of Distinction for Corporate and Transactional Law
  • 2015 Top 100 National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015 Superb Rated Attorney
  • 2014 Superb Rated Attorney
  • 2014 Top 100 National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 Best of Business: Indianapolis Corporate Business Attorneys
  • 2013 Top Lawyers in Indiana
  • 2013 Superb Rated Attorney
  • 2012 Super Lawyer (Rising Star)
  • 2012 State's Outstanding Young Lawyers (Indianapolis Monthly)
  • 2012 Superb Rated Attorney
  • 2011 Super Lawyer (Rising Star)
  • 2011 State's Outstanding Young Lawyers (Indianapolis Monthly)
  • 2010 Super Lawyer (Rising Star)
  • 2010 State's Outstanding Young Lawyers (Indianapolis Monthly)
  • 40 Under 40, Indiana Business Journal, 2008
  • Business Excellence Award, WIBC-53rd Bank, 2007
  • ABA Commission on Public Financing of Judicial Campaigns, Assistant to the Reporter
  • President of Student Body, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, 2002
  • Moot Court Board, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, 2002
  • Leadership Award, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, 2002
  • Excellence Award, Federal Communications Law Journal, 2002
  • Reporter Asst., ABA Commission on Public Financing of Judicial Campaigns, 2002
  • Managing Editor, Federal Communications Law Journal, 2002
  • Teaching Recognition Committee Award, Indiana University School of Law, 2002
  • President of Student Body, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, 2001
  • Top Moot Court Oralist Award, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, 2001
  • Managing Editor, Federal Communications Law Journal, 2001
  • Leadership Award, Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, 2001
  • Representative of the Year, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, 2001
  • Excellence Award, Federal Communications Law Journal, 2001

PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES

  • Lecturer and Author, Financing the Small Business, National Business Institute Seminar (2006).
  • Lecturer and Author, Legal and Practical Considerations for Operating a Small Business, National Business Institute Seminar (2006).
  • Lecturer and Author, Commercial Real Estate Leasing & Negotiations, National Business Institute Seminar (2004).
  • Author, "The Defamation of Choice-of-Law in Cyberspace: Countering the View that the Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws is Inadequate to Navigate the Borderless Reaches of the Intangible Frontier," 54. Fed. Comm. L. J. 339 (2002).
  • Lecturer, Indiana University School of Law Professionalism Seminar (2000).
  • Reporter Asst., "Report and Recommendations for the ABA Commission on Public Financing of Judicial Campaigns," ABA (2001).
  • Reporter Asst., "Independence and Accountability in the Improvement of the Administration of Justice" ABA Press, 7th Edition (2001).
  • Author Asst., "Understanding Civil Procedure" 3rd Ed. (2001).
  • Author Asst., "Cases and Materials on Conflicts of Law" (Forthcoming 2006).
  • Author Asst., "Public Financing of Judicial Elections: An Overview" 34 LOY.L.A L. REV 1467 (2001).
  • Author Asst., "Judicial Independence, Judicial Accountability, and the Role of Constitutional Norms in Congressional Regulation of the Courts," 78 Ind. L. J. 153 (2003).
  • Author Asst., When Courts and Congress Collide: The Struggle for Control of America's Judicial System (2006).

LEGAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Asssociation of Franchisees & Dealers
  • Indiana State Bar Association Technology Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association Federal Judiciary Law
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation Sections)
  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation Sections)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation Sections)
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation Sections)
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation Sections)
  • Honolulu County Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation Sections)
  • Hawaii State Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation Sections)
  • Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association for Justice
  • Ninth Circuit Bar Association (Business Law and Litigation Sections)

OTHER AFFILIATIONS

  • Indiana University Cancer Center Complete Life Program
  • Debbie's Make-You-Smile Fund, I.U. Cancer Center, Founder
  • Carmel Chamber of Commerce
  • Fishers Chamber of Commerce
  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
  • Honolulu Chamber of Commerce
  • Maui Chamber of Commerce
  • Kona Chamber of Commerce
  • Molokai Chamber of Commerce
  • Kauai Chamber of Commerce
  • Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
  • Hawaii Kai Chamber of Commerce
  • Prevail Center for Victims of Crime
  • Chaucie's Place for Children
  • Williamson Run Homeowners Association Board Member (2005-06)
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