Adam-Bach

Adam Bach has developed a successful practice representing businesses in simple and complex commercial litigation, as well as acting as outside general counsel for companies ranging from start-ups to some of the largest companies in the upstate.  Adam’s experience advising businesses spans the marketplace – from contractors, to manufacturers, to service providers, to hospitals, to retail businesses and franchises.  Adam’s practice has grown because he works with businesses to achieve smart, cost-effective solutions, whether he is advising a hospital on the renegotiation of its pharmacy contract or litigating a shareholder dispute.   

Adam’s practice areas include contract formation and litigation, shareholder disputes, minority shareholder rights and shareholder oppression, sales and the uniform commercial code, transportation, class action litigation, intellectual property and trademarks, trade secrets, employment, design and construction, business dissolution, real estate litigation, and bankruptcy and creditor’s rights.  In addition to business and commercial litigation, Adam has experience defending high exposure product liability and personal injury litigation. He has also represented governmental entities, advising on municipal governance and representing governmental entities in liability cases, including 1983 claims, negligence claims,  premises liability cases involving publicly owned spaces, and bad stop and false arrest cases. 

Adam is AV-Rated by Martindale–Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2013.  He was also selected by the Greenville Business Magazine as one of the Legal Elite of the Upstate, and is a member of the Counsel on Litigation Management.

“Adam Bach is conscientious in preparing, analyzing, and keeping the client informed. He researches and understands the law, including its ambiguities and the elements of risk in litigation. I trust his judgment.”

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Amy Price serves as paralegal for Adam Bach.

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Education & Experience

Adam Bach is a 2002 graduate of Furman University and 2006 graduate of the University of South Carolina. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2006 and the North Carolina Bar in 2013. He graduated law school in the top 10% of his class earning him admission into the Order of the Coif and Order of the Wig and Robe. He was also inducted in the Order of the Barristers for top appellate advocates and honorary John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court. He was a research editor for the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal and was a member of the South Carolina Moot Court team.

Notable experience includes:

  • Experience handling every phase of business cases. Experience includes discovery, motion practice, trials, class action litigation, expert and fact witness depositions and preparation, issuing opinions to businesses and individuals on areas of business law, drafted contracts, operating agreements, and other business documents, and represented on cases appealed to State and Federal Courts.
  • Successfully defended international website auction company against claims of breach of contract and unfair trade practices
  • Successfully represented start-up commercial contracting company from claims of theft of trade secrets and breach of covenant not to compete
  • Achieved summary judgment for distributor on claims pertaining to the sale of goods and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Achieved summary judgment for a minority shareholder and obtained a judicial accounting and payment of wrongfully withheld distributions
  • Represented businesses in trademark proceedings before the USPTO and in federal court
  • Represented creditors in bankruptcy court
  • Achieved partial summary judgment on behalf of a grading contractor against negligence claims made by large, national retailer
  • Achieved defense verdict for a police department on claims of false arrest and gross negligence.

Memberships 

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Counsel of Litigation Management

Honors & Distinctions 

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Greenville Business Magazine’s Legal Elite
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Order of the Barristers