Robert Elliot Adel

Robert Elliot Adel

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About me

At Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, we value real-world experience. I and most of my partners have held management positions in large and small companies, so we have first-hand understanding of our client’s business needs. I have owned and run a clothing wholesaler and retailer, and I was a manager at McDonnell Douglas Corp. I understand that when it comes to disputes and litigation, my clients need to win, but they need to win in a cost-effective way. I apply my legal expertise and problem-solving skills to help my clients achieve their business goals.


Outside of work, I enjoy riding my Harley, camping and spending time with my two beautiful daughters.,

Contact info

19800 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA, 92612-2440

Legal cases

  • Purchase Price Adjustment Arbitration

    Practice Area:
    Mergers and acquisitions
    Dec 19, 2014
    Our client prevailed and was awarded $6 million.
    Represented a British public company in a purchase price adjustment (working capital true-up) dispute following the acquisition of a company.
State Status Acquired Updated
CA Active 1993 08/24/2016
Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Shareholder Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, PC 2014 – Present
Association name Position name Duration
Orange County Transactional Network Co-Chair 2015 – Present
State Bar of California Member N/A
Orange County Bar Association Member N/A
Los Angeles County Bar Association Member N/A
State Bar of California, Litigation Section Member N/A
Association of Business Trial Lawyers Member N/A
Orange County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section Member N/A
Orange County Bar Association, Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee Member N/A
Opus Connect Co-Chair and Host 2009 – 2014
Publication name Title Date
Orange County Business Journal Fire Sale! When Presented With an Offer to Buy Their Distressed Company, What Challenges and Risks do Directors Face? 2009
Orange County Business Journal Working Capital Adjustments in M&A Transactions: Beware of Hidden Traps 2009
Orange County Business Journal Threading the Needle: How Much Should You Disclose About Pending Litigation on your Financial Statements 2007
Los Angeles Daily Journal Savvy Litigators Know How to Fight and Not Get Dirty 2006
Orange County Business Journal The Purchase Price Adjustment Process-Protections and Pitfalls 2006
School name Major Degree Graduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1993
University of California – Santa Barbara Finance BA – Bachelor of Arts 1984
Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
OCTN Meeting Avoiding Disputes in M&A Transactions 2015
Monthly Meeting Lessons From The Trenches: How to Avoid Bad Deals and What To Do When They Happen 2014
Webinar Litigating the M&A Case 2012
Webinar What M&A Lawyers Should Know About M&A Litigation 2008

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