Adam is a corporate and securities attorney focused on helping businesses grow and thrive. His transactional practice focuses largely on helping companies evaluate and close deals and other complex transactions while his related securities practices is focused on helping clients safely and legally source capital.
Adam Ott is an associate in at Parsons Behle & Latimer, practicing in all aspects of corporate and securities law. He routinely represents businesses in a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, complex transactions, capital formation efforts, reorganizations, contract matters, corporate financings and a variety of other general transactional and business matters. Adam also frequently represents businesses seeking to issue securities and has helped both form and counsel numerous venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds and startup incubators. While the bulk of Adam’s practice is rooted in transactions, he has also successfully represented and obtained favorable results for clients ranging from multinational corporations to individuals and small businesses in a variety of formal disputes and litigation matters, including matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other regulatory bodies.
Prior to joining the firm, Adam practiced at a boutique transaction and securities law firm where he gained substantial experience in the legal representation of young private companies. He completed a nine-month Honors Program placement with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, located in Salt Lake City, where he helped conduct numerous complex government investigations of securities issuers. Adam also previously worked as a law clerk for the Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce Committees in Washington D.C., focusing specifically on the Antitrust, Competition Policy, Consumer Rights, Technology, Innovation and Internet subcommittees. During law school, he worked as an extern for Judge David Sam at the Federal District Court for the District of Utah.
Adam received both his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Brigham Young University, where he was one of few students ever invited to attend law school while simultaneously finishing his undergraduate studies. While attending law school, Adam contributed to several works of legal scholarship, including several publications with Oxford University Press. He was also initiated into the international legal honor society Phi Delta Phi and received the J. Reuben Clark Public Interest Service Award in recognition of his pro bono efforts throughout the course of law school.
Represented real estate developer in $148,000,000 land purchase involving several multinational lenders
Assisted telecommunications with 35-state expansion effort
Represented technology company in $48,000,000 sale of company assets
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2018)
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
J. Reuben Clark Public Interest Service Award
Brigham Young University (B.A., 2015)
Phi Alpha Theta
Delta Phi Alpha
Trustee, Mountain West Capital Network
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Association for Corporate Growth
Utah State Bar
Young Lawyers Division
Securities Law Section
Business Law Section
Intellectual Property Section
Corporation Counsel Section
Member, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust
Member, Trout Unlimited
Capital Formation 101: How Do I Determine Who Can Invest in My Company and When Can I Solicit Investment From Them?,
Capital Formation 101: What is a Security, and How are Securities Regulated?,
Three Major Changes at the Securities Exchange Commission and their Impact Moving Forward,
Final Week to Encourage the SEC to Adopt New Rules Increasing the Ability of Businesses to Raise Capital,