Adam M. Foslid

Adam M. Foslid: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Adam M. Foslid concentrates his practice on complex commercial, business, class action, and product liability litigation in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels throughout the United States. Adam represents clients in a wide array of disputes involving commercial transactions, breaches of contract, business torts, fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices, fiduciary relationships, mergers and acquisitions, banking, insurance, partnerships, real estate transactions, construction defects, corporate governance, medical devices, consumer and building products, and claims of personal injury and wrongful death. Adam is also experienced conducting internal and regulatory investigations for public and private companies in connection with, among other things, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, initial public offerings, IT security issues, accounting and financial reporting issues, campaign contributions, public corruption, state and federal government contracts, construction defects, claims of serious personal injury and wrongful death, and allegations of mortgage and health care fraud.

Adam serves as the Co-Hiring Shareholder in Miami and the Administrative Shareholder for the Miami Litigation Department. Adam is also active in the firm's internal management initiatives and formerly led the office's associate career development program. Adam has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, listed in The Legal 500 United States, and named a Most Effective Lawyer for Class Action Litigation.

Concentrations

•Complex commercial and business litigation
•Class action and consumer litigation
•Mass tort and product liability litigation
•Real estate and construction litigation
•Banking and financial institution litigation
•Shareholder derivative and corporate governance litigation
•Internal and regulatory investigations

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2015-2017
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2016
•Listed, Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2011 and 2013-2016
•Listed, Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers - Class Action, 2016
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite, 2007
•Recipient, Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Service, The George Washington University Law School, 2003

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Featured, 2016 Most Effective Lawyers: Class Action , Daily Business Review, December 5, 2016
•Mentioned, Greenberg Traurig Guides Opko in $1.47B Buy for Lab Co., Law360, June 4, 2015
•Mentioned, How They Won It: Greenberg Sticks It to Chinese Drywall Co., Law360, October 23, 2012

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

04.10.17 Greenberg Traurig's Adam M. Foslid Named to the State of Florida Eleventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel

02.16.17 Greenberg Traurig Miami Organizes Fifth Annual 'GT Cares' as Firm Celebrates Historic Anniversary

11.30.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 'Most Effective Lawyers' by Daily Business Review

08.16.16 130 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.16.16 55 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

06.17.16 35 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.14.16 43 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.09.16 93 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

04.26.16 Greenberg Traurig Miami Organizes Fourth-Annual 'GT Cares' Community Service Initiative

Noteworthy Experience

Clerkships and Internships

•Hon. Ricardo M. Urbina, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2003-2004
•U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, 2002
•U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch, 2001

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0553  Phone
305.961.5553  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Adam-M-Foslid
University Attended:
University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 2000
Law School Attended:
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 2003; The George Washington University Law School, LL.M., Litigation and Dispute Resolution, with highest honors, 2004
Year of First admission:
2003
Admission:
2003, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Panel Member, Eleventh Circuit Professionalism Panel (appointed by Chief Judge Bertila Soto)
•Board Member, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Board of Directors
•Board Member, The George Washington University Law School, Board of Advisors
•Trustee, Miami Music Association/Cleveland Orchestra Miami
•Volunteer Lawyer, First Liberty Institute
•Member, The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies
•Member, United Way of Miami-Dade, Leadership Circle
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, International Bar Association
•Member, Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
•Member, Dade County Bar Association

Birth Information:
May 6, 1978
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Complex Commercial and Business Litigation: Defended numerous corporate clients, banks, and financial institutions in a wide array of disputes involving commercial transactions, breaches of contract, business torts, fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices, fiduciary relationships, mergers and acquisitions, banking, insurance, partnerships, and corporate governance.; Serving as lead counsel for a global food processing and commodities trading corporation in an international arbitration against its former executives and consultants for breaching various confidentiality obligations.; Successfully resolved fraud-based and securities claims brought against a large financial institution accused of aiding and abetting a billion dollar Ponzi scheme involving viaticated insurance policies, and administered the disbursement of tens of millions of dollars of escrowed funds on behalf of that financial institution in conjunction with a SEC Receivership.; Obtained dismissal of a lawsuit filed against a pharmaceutical company and its officers and directors by the company's minority shareholders seeking to, among other things, enjoin a proposed merger valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.; Successfully represented minority shareholders of an international medical services corporation against the company's then chief executive officer and directors, challenging the election of the management slate of directors following a proxy fight.; Obtained dismissal of various putative class action lawsuits against the former Miami City Manager brought on behalf of municipal employees alleging claims of, among others, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.; Successfully defended an investment advising firm in suits brought by former clients alleging breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, and negligence relating to investment portfolio recommendations and sales of private placement securities.; Class Action and Product Liability Litigation: Defending an HVAC manufacturer in a putative nationwide class action case based on allegations that the subject heating product is unreasonably dangerous, unfit for its intended use, and not compliant with applicable safety standards.; Representing a building product manufacturer in a putative class action lawsuit involving, among others, claims of breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, breach of applicable state consumer protection statutes, and unjust enrichment.; Defending a national homebuilder in a putative class action asserting construction defect claims involving a planned community's drainage system.; Successfully representing various homebuilders in putative class action cases involving allegedly defective Chinese-manufactured drywall, as well as serving as Lead Counsel for the Homebuilders Group in the multi-district litigation styled In Re Chinese Manufactured Drywall Product Liability Litigation , MDL No. 2047.; Obtained dismissal of and/or defeated class certification in a series of putative class action lawsuits filed against an air conditioning manufacturer throughout the United States based on allegations that the subject air conditioning units contained defective copper evaporator coils.; Acted as lead counsel for a global medical device manufacturer and favorably resolved a breach of contract and product liability lawsuit against several hospitals.; Real Estate and Construction Litigation: Defended homebuilders, developers, and title companies in countless pre-suit claims, lawsuits, and arbitrations involving, among other things, allegations of alleged construction defects, condominium rescission claims, disputes over purchase and sale agreements, brokerage commissions, real estate development contracts, and numerous investor-group transactions.; Representing a national homebuilder in a putative class action asserting construction defect claims involving a community's drainage system.; Successfully represented multiple national and regional homebuilders in various construction defect cases in state and federal court lawsuits involving allegedly defective Chinese-manufactured drywall.; Defended a national homebuilder and title company against various fraud-based claims asserted by the liquidating trustee of a defunct mortgage company and the receiver of a failed bank arising from the sales of certain single family homes and condominium units.; Filed and successfully settled an arbitration claim on behalf of a developer arising from a series of land banking agreements worth tens of millions of dollars.; Successfully defended a real estate investment trust in a multi-million dollar brokerage commission dispute brought by a commercial real estate firm arising from the REIT's acquisition of several industrial properties.; Internal and Regulatory Investigations: Conducted various internal investigations for public and private companies in connection with, among other things, initial public offerings, IT security issues, accounting and financial reporting issues, allegations of mortgage fraud, construction defects, alleged health care fraud, and claims of serious personal injury and wrongful death.; Represented numerous public and private companies in sensitive federal, state and regulatory investigations involving, among other things, alleged mortgage fraud, illegal campaign contributions, public corruption, and government contracts issues.; Pro Bono: Representing a private Christian school's Constitutional challenge to a state actor's viewpoint-based denial of the school's request to pray over the public address system prior to a state championship football game.
ISLN:
917716124

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (2)
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  • Adam M. Foslid

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 09/19/15 in Commercial Litigation on 09/19/15

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  • Adam M. Foslid

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/22/10 in Commercial Litigation on 07/22/10

    Fine young lawyer with great potential.

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    Fine young lawyer with great potential.

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