When it comes to navigating the complex world of business law, Adam Yohanan is a name quickly gaining recognition in the legal industry. With a background in “Big Law” firms and a passion for helping small businesses thrive, Yohanan has carved out a unique niche for himself as a boutique business lawyer.
In recent years, the demand for small business lawyers has been steadily increasing. With small businesses representing over 99% of all businesses in the United States, the need for legal services tailored to their unique requirements is on the rise. Small business lawyers like Brooklyn-based Yohanan play a critical role in helping entrepreneurs handle legal matters. But being a small business lawyer, wasn’t always on Yohanan’s radar.
“I always wanted to be a business lawyer ever since college,” Yohanan says. “But I didn’t always know I would be a small business lawyer on my own. I always thought I would be a partner in a big firm office.”
Originally Yohanan set out on this “expected” path. However, after gaining extensive experience as a corporate finance lawyer at prestigious firms like Milbank and Willkie Farr, Yohanan decided to start his own law firm. It was a bold move that allowed him to leverage his expertise and shift his focus from large corporations to small businesses.
“I really want to present myself to the public as someone who came from those big firms that were serving all the big banks,” he says. “I’m using those transactional law skills to serve Main Street, all the small businesses.”
As a one-stop shop for local small businesses across the United States, Yohanan’s practice covers a wide range of transactional business law matters, including complex commercial contracts, business formations, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity finance, and intellectual property. By offering his big-firm experience to entrepreneurs and small businesses, Yohanan ensures that their legal needs are met with professionalism and expertise.
When asked about his decision to venture out, Yohanan reveals, “There were a lot of things I wasn’t able to do in a big law firm. I couldn’t serve the clients the way I wanted to. I couldn’t market myself the way I wanted to. I couldn’t price myself the way I wanted to.”
Since branching out on his own just a few months ago, Yohanan has experienced firsthand both the challenges and rewards of running a small business. His relatability and empathy for his clients have allowed him to connect with them on a deeper level.
“Many clients find me relatable because they see that I’m dealing with the same things that they are,” he says. “It’s really helped me connect with them.”
Yohanan’s approach to law goes beyond just legal expertise — it’s about cultivating meaningful relationships with his clients and understanding their day-to-day needs. Unlike the impersonal nature of big firms, Yohanan’s clients appreciate his human touch and genuine concern for their success. By emphasizing values like trust, reliability, and transparency, Yohanan ensures that his clients feel supported every step of the way.
“The human approach is really at the core of it,” he says. “That’s what was missing for me at the big firms. It felt like we weren’t on the same level.”
As small businesses continue to drive economic growth and innovation, the need for skilled and personable legal counsel becomes increasingly important. Adam Yohanan’s dedication to providing high-quality legal services to entrepreneurs and small businesses positions him as a trusted advisor and advocate for those navigating the legal complexities of running their own businesses.
So, whether you’re a small business owner in Brooklyn or an entrepreneur anywhere in the United States, Adam Yohanan is the go-to lawyer who combines Big Law experience with a personal touch.