Now in its seventh year, the Forrest Firm is a provider of corporate legal services to entrepreneurs, investors, and executives. The firm works in multiple areas relevant to businesses at every stage of their life cycles. Core practice areas include business formation, angel and venture financings, intellectual property, commercial real estate, employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution.
Attorney Adam Wanee has practiced as a business attorney in the Raleigh-Durham area for the last six years, focusing his work in general corporate representation, angel and venture capital financing, and mergers and acquisitions. In his new role at the Forrest Firm, Mr. Wanee will counsel executives and entrepreneurs on entity formation and corporate governance, contract matters, angel and venture capital fundraising, debt financings, and strategic transactions.
Mr. Wanee began his legal career in 2011 as an associate attorney with the Raleigh-based law firm Hutchison PLLC. During the last six years, Wanee has represented some of North Carolina’s premier life sciences and information technology companies, advising executives and entrepreneurs through entity formation, debt and equity financings, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions, as well as regular corporate governance matters, and the drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts.
Adam Wanee earned his law degree in 2011 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was awarded the Hardy Cross Dillard Scholarship and served as a senior editor of the Virginia Tax Review. He is a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of Wheaton College (IL) with a degree in Business and Economics. A member of the Wake County Bar and the North Carolina State Bar, Mr. Wanee has also participated as a member of the Greater Raleigh Sports Council and the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
“I am excited to join the growing team at the Forrest Firm and to help them continue to build a preeminent startup and venture capital practice in North Carolina,” said Wanee. “They have created a uniquely modern and forward-thinking platform for legal services that provides flexible and practical solutions that are responsive to the needs of clients, and the firm is deeply committed to engaging and investing in the communities that support them.”
“Adam Wanee is a rising star in the North Carolina legal community, and we are very proud to have him join the Forrest Firm,” said firm founder James Forrest. “Our start-up, angel and ventured-backed, and fund clients will certainly appreciate his sharp acumen and legal analysis. His work is known to both propel business development and provide stellar risk management, and his values as a legal professional align with our own client-centric approach.”
About the Forrest Firm, P.C.
The Forrest Firm is a full-service corporate law firm and certified B Corporation based in Durham, North Carolina. The firm endeavors to provide corporate legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, to create healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and to positively impact the surrounding community.
James Forrest, Founder and Principal Attorney
Phone: 919-267-1646 -4707