Practice Areas

 

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Albany Law School

  • B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook

 

Bar Admissions

  • New York

  • U.S. District Court for S.D.N.Y.

  • U.S. District Court for E.D.N.Y.

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

 

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

 

Accolades

  • Listed, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2009-2019

 

Articles & Publications

  • Co-author, "When Non-Clients Sue Professionals for Negligence," New York Law Journal, January 4, 2010

  • Co-author, "General Motors and Mass Torts: Precedent or Arbitration," Leader's Product Liability Law and Strategy, June 1995

  • Author, "Comment, It Ain't Over Till It's Over," Interpreting 28 U.S.C. 158(d) Finality for Bankruptcy Appeals to Circuit Courts, 53 Alb. L. Rev. 889 (1989)

 

 

 

 

 

Adam D. Cole

Partner

 

Direct Dial:  (646) 685-8363 

E-mail:  Cole@ChipmanBrown.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam D. Cole has over 20 years of trial, arbitration, regulatory and appellate experience with a focus on broker-dealer and investment litigation and regulatory matters, bankruptcy and complex commercial disputes, professional malpractice cases and other business litigation.   Prior to joining Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole, Adam was a Principal Shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group of Greenberg Traurig LLP.

 

Adam also focuses a significant part of his practice on complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation.   In particular, Adam takes a lead role in core bankruptcy matters, adversary proceedings and contested matters involving a wide range of bankruptcy-related issues representing debtors-in-possession, committees of creditors, equity security holders, hedge funds, private equity firms and other distressed investors.

 

Representative Matters*

 

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Representations

 

  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Personal Communications Devices, LLC, Case No. 13-74303 (AST) (Bankr. E.D.N.Y.) (conflicts counsel)

 

  • ATLS Acquisition (Liberty Medical Supply, Inc.), Case No. 13-10262 (PJW) (conflicts counsel)

 

  • Representation of a Czech rolled steel company in contested matters and adversary proceedings involving a debtor U.S. steel mill engineering company

 

  • Representation of debtor electric utility company in contested matters and adversary proceeding

 

  • Representation of owner in contested matters and adversary proceedings involving a debtor HVAC company

 

Securities, Corporate Litigation & Arbitration Representations

 

  • Representation of a public medical technology company in Delaware Chancery Court and Delaware Supreme Court involving a disputed issuance of options to purchase the company’s stock

 

  • Representation of broker-dealer in federal securities fraud class action involving a public offering of securities

 

  • Representation of broker-dealer in state fraud class action involving a private offering of securities

 

  • Representation of broker-dealer in federal securities fraud action involving a private offering of securities

 

 

Post-Merger and Acquisition Representations

 

  • Representation of seller of a national crane company involving post-sale purchase price issues, accounting and warranty claims

 

  •  Representation of sellers of a national nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical manufacturer involving post-sale purchase price issues, accounting and warranty claims

 

  • Representation of sellers of a national logistics company involving post-sale purchase price issues, accounting and warranty claim

 

  •  Representation of sellers of a paper company in post-sale bankruptcy and related litigation

 

Professional Malpractice Representations

 

  • Representation of an international accounting network in defending investor suit involving audits of a fund invested with Bernard Madoff

 

  • Representation of a major national accounting firm in defending investor and trustee suits involving audits of a factoring company

 

  • Representation of a major national accounting firm in defending investor and creditor committee suits involving audits of a real estate syndication company

 

  • Representation of a major national accounting firm in defending client suit involving defalcation from a hedge fund

 

  • Representation of a major national accounting firm in defending trustee suit involving a resort company

 

*Note:  Some of the matters listed were handled by our lawyers prior to joining Chipman Brown Cicero & Cole, LLP

 

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