Attorney Adam Goldblatt Joins Forrest Firm
April 18, 2018
Now in its eighth year of operation, the Forrest Firm is a provider of corporate legal services to businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Core practice areas include corporate transactions, financings and capital raises, commercial real estate, employment law, banking and financial services, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and administration, and litigation.
For more than 20 years, Goldblatt has provided in-house, general counsel services to companies throughout the United States and internationally, with representative matters spanning a wide range of areas within business and corporate law. His work includes particular emphasis on business formation, financing transactions (including debt, equity, angel, and venture), mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection and licensing, privacy, corporate governance, employment law, national security reviews and process conducted by Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and commercial real estate.
Having established his career in Seattle, Mr. Goldblatt has developed deep practice experience in industries such as software, healthcare, consumer goods, clothing, online gaming, media, entertainment, and food & beverage. Mr. Goldblatt has had previous roles at Pacific Edge Software (2001-2005), Phantom Entertainment (2005-2006), and Talyst (2014-2017).
Companies that Mr. Goldblatt has worked for with successful exits in the last year include Kitt.Ai, an artificial intelligence company focused on developing a conversational language engine, from incorporation through its sale to Baidu; VitalHealth Software, a developer of tools for outcome measurement, patient engagement, care coordination and analytics, as US counsel through its sale to Royal Philips; Talyst, provider of pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals and long-term care facilities, in its sale to Swisslog; and Bonobos, one of the leading apparel brands built on the internet – now owned by Walmart, as its first attorney serving from incorporation through its Series B financing.
Mr. Goldblatt earned a bachelor of arts degree in justice in 1989 from American University in Washington, DC. In 1994, he received a juris doctor degree from the City University of New York School of Law in New York, and in 2009, he earned a master of business administration degree from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Adam Goldblatt is licensed to practice law in the state of Washington, where he is a member of the Washington Bar Association. His application for admission by comity is on file with the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners.
“We are thankful that Adam Goldblatt has chosen to join our growing Raleigh office, bringing a wealth of experience in his counsel to startups and growth-stage companies both here in North Carolina and in Seattle,” said firm founder James Forrest. “Clients in software, gaming, healthcare, and the state’s fast-growing beverage industry will benefit greatly from Adam’s responsiveness and strategic mindset for growing companies while keeping a keen eye on risk management and compliance.”
About the Forrest Firm, P.C.
The Forrest Firm is a full-service corporate law firm and certified B Corporation with offices across North Carolina. The firm provides corporate legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, creates healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and positively impacts the community.
James Forrest, Founder and Principal Attorney