Adam Sternbach works with startup, early-stage, emerging-growth, and middle-market companies in high-growth sectors such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, proptech, cannabis, Internet of Things, fintech/financial services, and life sciences. He advises clients on corporate transactional matters, including entity formation and structuring, debt and equity financing, technology commercialization, and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining the firm, Adam served as associate counsel to NJ Gov. Philip D. Murphy. In this role, he worked with several independent state authorities where he was responsible for overseeing their managerial, fiscal, and policy operations as well as all board governance matters. Adam focused primarily on economic development and infrastructure, working closely with the NJ Economic Development Authority, NJ Schools Development Authority, NJ Infrastructure Bank, Casino Control Commission, Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, and NJ Transportation Trust Fund Authority. Adam was a key member of the team that developed the governor’s signature economic plan, The State of Innovation: Building a Stronger and Fairer Economy in New Jersey, as well as other economic development initiatives, including the creation of a state-backed venture capital fund. Adam also served as the governor’s representative on the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.
Adam has a long history of working on legal, policy, and business matters. He served as a member of the Murphy for Governor Economy, Jobs, and Anti-Poverty Working Group, where he focused on issues involving entrepreneurship, small business, and incubator/accelerator co-working spaces. He was also a policy fellow on the Murphy for Governor campaign, focusing primarily on tax incentive policy. Adam has also served as a member of the NJ Sustainable Business Council’s Inaugural Steering Committee and the NJ Business and Industry Association’s Post-Secondary Task Force.
Previously, Adam was the chief compliance officer of the New York City office of a regional financial services firm. He supervised 150 financial advisors and provided guidance on a variety of policy, regulatory, and business matters. Adam also led the firm through several regulatory audits and reviews.