Adam Small is a partner in the firm's Business Law Department and a member of its Private Equity group and M&A, Corporate Governance and Public Company Advisory practices. Mr. Small's practice focuses primarily on private and public mergers and acquisitions, leveraged acquisitions and the general representation of private equity firms, their portfolio companies and other privately and publicly held companies. He also advises clients on a variety of corporate matters, including public and private financings, equity compensation, recapitalizations, securities law compliance and other matters relating to general corporate and securities laws. Mr. Small joined Goodwin in 2007.

Mr. Small has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyer and Boston magazines. Mr. Small was also selected for a 2016 Antitrust and M&A Trailblazer award by the National Law Journal.





Mr. Small focuses on representing private equity firms in connection with buyouts, recapitalizations and later stage investments, as well as representing private and public companies in various acquisition, investment and financing transactions. Mr. Small also regularly represents public and private companies in corporate governance, equity compensation, securities law compliance, exchange act filings and other general corporate matters. He has also represented a variety of early and later stage growth companies in various industries, including healthcare, healthcare IT, business services software, technology, investment management and clean tech. Mr. Small has advised clients in a number of international mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Mr. Small’s recent transactional experience include:

  • Representing Agility Fuel Systems in its merger with the CNG Automotive Products Division of Hexagon Composites to form Agility Fuel Solutions
  • Representing TA Associates and its portfolio company CoSentry in the sale of CoSentry to Tierpoint
  • Representing All Metro Health Care Services, Inc. in its sale to One Equity Partners
  • Representing Theorem Clinical Research in its sale to Chiltern
  • Representing Reliant Hospital Partners in its $730 million sale to Healthsouth
  • Representing Charlesbank Capital Partners in its acquisition of the IT Outsourcing business of Acxiom (NASDAQ: ACXM), subsequently rebranded as Ensono
  • Representing Nautic Partners and Odyssey Holdings in their acquisition of Pasadena Villa Psychiatric Residential Treatment Centers and Lifeskills South Florida
  • Representing MedSolutions in its combination with CareCore National (subsequently rebranded eviCore healthcare)
  • Representing TA Associates, its portfolio company Fotolia, and Fotolia’s co-founder in the $800 million sale of Fotolia to Adobe
  • Representing Patheon and its management team in connection with its $1.4 billion take-private and combination with the pharmaceuticals business of DSM, led by JLL Partners and DSM
  • Representing ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS) in acquisitions of Apache Design Software, SpaceClaim Corporation, Reaction Design Corporation, Newmerical Technologies, Gear Design Solutions and Delcross Technologies
Professional Activities

Mr. Small is a member of the American and Boston Bar Associations.


Mr. Small has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyer magazine and Boston magazine.

Mr. Small is recognized as a Notable practitioner in IFLR1000 2019.

Mr. Small was also selected for a 2016 Antitrust and M&A Trailblazer award from the National Law Journal.

While attending law school, Mr. Small was a member of the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.

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J.D., 2007
University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., 2004
Dartmouth College

(cum laude)



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