Adam T. Nyhan, Esq.

Areas of practice

Business law
Software law

Education

The George Washington University Law School
J.D.

Contact

123 Free Street, Suite 200
Portland, Maine 04101
207-808-9292
adam@opticliff.com

Adam is a business attorney who draws on his own experience as an entrepreneur

Adam represents companies, founders, freelancers and other businesspeople in business transactions and counseling. He has particular experience in the software and I.T. sectors, helping software developers, licensors and licensees, website developers and creative professionals run their businesses.

Adam practiced law for seven years in New York City at a nationally known firm, representing Fortune 100 companies as well as smaller firms before returning to his home state of Maine. His clients have included global banks, real estate firms, pharmaceutical companies, software developers/licensors, video game developers and military contractors. He has years of experience in commercial litigation and antitrust counseling in addition to business transactional work.

He also spent years in the tech startup world, both as a co-founder of a Los Angeles software startup and as a product manager and in-house attorney at a New York tech firm. Wearing his non-legal hat, he has done everything in startups from prototyping and product management to B2B sales and customer onboarding. Before law school, Adam worked on Capitol Hill as an aide to a Member of Congress.

What Adam does when he’s not working

Adam is an amateur carpenter, and he’s a waaaaaaaay better lawyer than a carpenter. He’s also a history buff and is halfway through books on the Battle of Hastings and Maine history.

Adam’s involvement in Maine’s entrepreneurial community

Adam is a volunteer mentor at Top Gun, the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs’ accelerator program for growing companies. He was a volunteer committee chair of Maine Startup & Create Week (2016) and the organizer of the Startup South Portland business pitch contest (2017). Adam provides legal counsel to numerous entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship organizations.