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Adam J. Safer



Adam Safer is a commercial litigator who focuses his practice on complex disputes on behalf of companies in multiple sectors, including real estate, financial services, and construction. He tries cases in federal and state courts and all major arbitral forums, including the ICC, JAMS, AAA, and FINRA.

Adam represents real estate owners and developers in a wide variety of disputes, including compliance with the Fair Housing Act and related statutes, bidding on public procurements, and alleged breaches of contract and fiduciary duty.

Adam counsels clients in connection with employment raids, restrictive covenants, contract disputes, unfair competition, and compensation matters. He also conducts employment discrimination investigations.

In addition to his work for clients, Adam serves as the firm's Assistant General Counsel. In this capacity, he advises the firm and its members on matters of professionalism and risk management.

Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Adam was a partner with the New York City litigation boutique, Miller & Wrubel P.C


  • Lawdragon, Leading 500 Litigators in America (2022, 2024)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2023-2024): Construction Law
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer-Review Rated AV Preeminent™


  • New York City Bar Association
  • Ethics in Employment Law, Co-Chair, New York City Bar (2011)
  • Member of Labor and Employment Committee of the New York City Bar
  • Clerkship with Hon. Lawrence M. McKenna, United States District Court, Southern District of New York


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University  (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Felix Frankfurter Award
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison  (B.A.)