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Adam Kelson

Adam Kelson

Adjunct Professor of Law
(412) 209-2512
(412) 209-2573

Adam Kelson represents businesses and entrepreneurs in numerous commercial, corporate and financial transactions, both nationally and internationally. He has represented investors, businesses and management in transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations and equity and debt securities offerings. Adam counsels entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies throughout the lifecycle of their businesses, including formation and start-up, corporate and business counseling, capital raising transactions and commercial relationships. His experience spans a variety of industries, from core manufacturing to service industries and high-tech.

Adam represents borrowers, banks and private lenders in secured and unsecured financing transactions, including asset based loan transactions, receivables facilities, factoring transactions, equipment leases and project finance.

In addition, Adam has represented investment managers in the structuring and formation of onshore and offshore private investment funds and structured financial products.

Bar Admission


JD, Boston University School of Law, 2002
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1998


Business and Finance
Intellectual Property & Technology
Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities Transactions and Regulations
Venture Capital/Private Equity

Awards and Honors

Designated a "Pennsylvania Rising Star" by Pittsburgh Magazine and Law and Politics magazine, 2012

Selected Professional Activities

  • Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Board of Directors
  • 3 Rivers Connect, Board of Directors
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law