Adam Birnbaum

Senior Associate

Adam M. Birnbaum is a Senior Associate at Levy Goldenberg LLP. His areas of practice include real estate litigation, commercial litigation, Surrogate’s Court litigation, employment disputes, and general civil litigation. He has particular experience with deed and equity theft, and has been called upon by the Attorney General of the State of New York to act as an expert witness in a criminal deed theft prosecution.

Before joining the firm, Adam most recently worked in the commercial litigation department of a well-known New York City area law firm, where his practice focused on real estate litigation, business entity shareholder and member disputes, and employment litigation. After he finished law school, Adam was an intern at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court. He remains active in the practice of international law.

Adam earned his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2009, where he was a member of the International Moot Court Team. He received his Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese philosophy from Wesleyan University. In addition to English, Adam has professional-level fluency in Mandarin.

Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts – 2009
  • New York – 2012
  • District of Massachusetts – 2018
  • Eastern District of New York – 2019
  • Santa Clara University School of Law – Juris Doctor (2009)
  • Wesleyan University – Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies (1999)
Publications and Media
  • “The Need for a Common Scheme for Passage and Porting in the Era of the New Armed Merchantman,” published in “Insecurity at Sea: Piracy and Other Risks to Navigation,” (Andreone, Gemma /Bevilacqua, Giorgia/Cataldi, Giuseppe/Cinelli, Claudia, editors), (Giannini Editore 2013)
  • “The Remote Witness: Testimony of What a Witness Observes Over a Live Video Link is Generally Admissible,” The Brooklyn Barrister, Fall 2021
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • International Association of Penal Law, Member
Community Service
  • Pro bono counsel, Kids in Need of Defense
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