Adam Starr

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Adam Starr learned the art of simple storytelling from his experience as a kindergarten teacher. He now distills complicated legal disputes into concise and compelling stories.

Adam specializes in complex business and real estate disputes. He particularly enjoys representing inventors and creators in royalty and intellectual property disputes. He has represented inventors across a wide range of products and industries, including video games, toys, and fire-stopping technology used in the construction industry. He has also successfully handled shareholder disputes in closely held companies, as well as business torts, such as unfair business practices, fraud and defamation claims.

His real estate practice includes construction finance, secured contracts, title insurance, guarantees, and lien priority disputes. Adam is also experienced in litigating disputes between homeowner associations (HOAs) and homeowners, condominium associations (COAs) and condominium owners, and amongst neighbors.

Adam routinely wins cases by uncovering favorable evidence through his aggressive investigations and discovery efforts. Because he works closely with his clients to understand their businesses and needs, he is able to roadmap efficient strategies for using litigation to resolve their problems.

Adam is known for crafting persuasive arguments for hearings and trials. He is skilled at drafting clear and concise briefs, motions and other pleadings for cases in trial courts and courts of appeal.

Adam has extensive experience in California, Oregon and Washington State and federal courts, and in all stages of the litigation process, including trial. 

Prior to joining Markowitz Herbold, Adam worked at Miller Starr Regalia, California’s preeminent real estate firm. He also served as a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Robert Takatsuki, and as a summer intern at the Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee in Los Angeles. He graduated for UCLA School of Law where he served as a staff member for the Journal of Law and Technology.

Prior to attending law school, Adam was a kindergarten teacher in Oakland, California with the Teach for America program. He graduated with a B.A. in art history and psychology from Duke University.

Adam Starr

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Adam Starr learned the art of simple storytelling from his experience as a kindergarten teacher. He now distills complicated legal disputes into concise and compelling stories.

Adam specializes in complex business and real estate disputes. He particularly enjoys representing inventors and creators in royalty and intellectual property disputes. He has represented inventors across a wide range of products and industries, including video games, toys, and fire-stopping technology used in the construction industry. He has also successfully handled shareholder disputes in closely held companies, as well as business torts, such as unfair business practices, fraud and defamation claims.

His real estate practice includes construction finance, secured contracts, title insurance, guarantees, and lien priority disputes. Adam is also experienced in litigating disputes between homeowner associations (HOAs) and homeowners, condominium associations (COAs) and condominium owners, and amongst neighbors.

Adam routinely wins cases by uncovering favorable evidence through his aggressive investigations and discovery efforts. Because he works closely with his clients to understand their businesses and needs, he is able to roadmap efficient strategies for using litigation to resolve their problems.

Adam is known for crafting persuasive arguments for hearings and trials. He is skilled at drafting clear and concise briefs, motions and other pleadings for cases in trial courts and courts of appeal.

Adam has extensive experience in California, Oregon and Washington State and federal courts, and in all stages of the litigation process, including trial. 

Prior to joining Markowitz Herbold, Adam worked at Miller Starr Regalia, California’s preeminent real estate firm. He also served as a judicial extern for U.S. District Court Judge Robert Takatsuki, and as a summer intern at the Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Trustee in Los Angeles. He graduated for UCLA School of Law where he served as a staff member for the Journal of Law and Technology.

Prior to attending law school, Adam was a kindergarten teacher in Oakland, California with the Teach for America program. He graduated with a B.A. in art history and psychology from Duke University.