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Adam F. Kelson

Fax +1.412.355.6501

Adam Kelson is a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and a member of the emerging growth and venture capital practice group. Mr. Kelson represents businesses and entrepreneurs in numerous commercial, corporate, and financial transactions, both nationally and internationally. He has represented investors, businesses, and management in transaction matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations and equity and debt securities offerings. Mr. Kelson 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.

Mr. Kelson represents borrowers, bankers, and private lenders in secured and unsecured financing transactions, including asset-based loan transactions, receivable facilities, factoring transactions, equipment leases, and project finance.

In addition, Mr. Kelson represents investment managers in the structuring and formation of onshore and offshore private investment funds and structured financial products.


Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kelson was a partner at a national law firm.


  • Selected to the Rising Stars list, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2012-present

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Board of Directors
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Member, Board of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association