Adam V. Sussman

Adam V. Sussman is an associate in the Corporate Department and a member of the Firm’s Private Funds Group. Adam counsels private fund sponsors on all aspects of their business, including the organization, marketing/fundraising and ongoing operation, compliance and management of private equity funds, hedge funds, co-investment funds and managed accounts, as well as the firm ownership and upper-tier organization of asset managers. He also advises institutional investors with respect to their participation in private equity and other alternative asset funds.

Adam works with both emerging and established sponsors and has experience spanning the private equity asset class for sponsors with a wide variety of strategies such as buyout, credit/debt, growth equity, energy, mezzanine, real estate and venture capital. His practice includes advice with respect to bespoke fund structures, joint ventures and other strategic arrangements. He engages in pro bono representation, advising on a variety of matters including U.S. veteran disability issues, entrepreneurial business formation and immigration concerns and serves on the Leadership Board of the non-profit organization Join Israel.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Adam began his legal career as an associate in the Private Funds Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and later continued as an associate at Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff and Cohen, P.C. Before becoming a lawyer, Adam was an analyst at an early-stage investment fund and business incubator based in New York’s Silicon Alley where he evaluated new ventures, conducted due diligence and coordinated funding with entrepreneurs and investors and served in the War Room of Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign as part of the Media and Rapid Response Team.

Adam earned his B.A., with Distinction, in History and Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University, and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and holds an M.A. concentrating in Political Economy.