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Adam Burke Legal

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Adam has practiced under the Adam Burke Legal banner since 2018, focusing on business representation. His story prior to that is decades of experience in business transactions and the law, bringing a seasoned global perspective.


He moved to Los Angeles from Melbourne, Australia, in 1996, and was admitted to the California Bar in 1997.  He began practice at Los Angeles law firm Iverson, Yoakum, Papiano & Hatch, with work ranging from complex litigation, to government contracting, to entertainment projects and transactions. His clients included Elizabeth Taylor, Olympic Ceremonies producer Ric Birch, Nederlander Concerts and LA’s Greek Theatre.


In 2006, Adam founded media and entertainment firm Autonomy with Phil Green, which was behind numerous projects over the next decade.  As part of that partnership Adam handled:


  • dozens of transactions, including equity investments; ​

  • management and business affairs as partner of the entity that staged Mexico's Bicentennial celebrations (budget US$50 million, attendance circa 1 million); 

  • ​transactions with corporations including Heineken (event production), Universal Music (label agreement), NBC/Telemundo (TV distribution), MTV (TV series), Abrams Books (publishing), Travel Channel (TV show), NASCAR (live show), TED Conferences (event) + many others; and

  • ​project leader of the City of Los Angeles public contracting process for Nederlander Concerts in partnership with AEG Live for LA's Greek Theatre.

Adam entered the non-profit world in 2019 by founding and becoming the inaugural Executive Director of the Australian Music Alliance, which has expanded to the Pitchhiker Foundation and produces the KCRW's Global Beat series among other projects.

A substantial part of Adam's practice is working with Australian businesses as they enter the US legal and corporate landscape.

Thanks to this journey, Adam has experience that allows him to navigate legal and commercial issues for his clients, ensuring they are protected as they advance in their objectives.



Specializing on growing and expanding careers and businesses, Adam Burke Legal focuses on:


  • Corporate: Business and corporate structure and formation

  • Private Equity: Raising funds via debt or capital investments

  • Transactional: Structuring deals and negotiating contracts both private and government

  • Endorsement: Including brand partnership and sponsorship agreements

  • Intellectual Property: Protection and transfer of copyright and trademarks

  • Employment: HR legal support, employment terms and compliance

  • Focuses: Entertainment (music, TV), sports, government relations, media, start-ups, tech, US expansion

If there is other help you need, just ask, this practice has a trusted network of specialists in areas including tax, immigration, and litigation, to build out a team.


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