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Adam Klotz

Adam Klotz, SMI Group Senior Advisor, is a Managing Director of S4S LLC and its affiliate Strong Force Intellectual Capital LLC.  S4S provides strategic insight and comprehensive guidance to innovative companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors seeking to generate significant strategic advantage and higher value by acquiring, developing, and leveraging IP and talent.  Strong Force invests in patent portfolio development in carefully selected sectors.


Mr. Klotz leads S4S’s delivery of Transaction Services.  An accomplished transactional attorney, Mr. Klotz previously was the managing partner of GTC Law Group’s Los Angeles affiliate, specializing in corporate and business/licensing transactions, with a particular focus on licensing, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financings, and creating, structuring, and financing complex domestic and international business ventures.


Particularly experienced in financial analysis and providing strategic and business guidance and planning for business transitions, Mr. Klotz has worked primarily for clients in the IP-driven technology and entertainment sectors, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to private equity and venture capital funds to start-ups and individual entrepreneurs.  He has completed more than $1 billion of financing, merger and licensing transactions.


Mr. Klotz is a co-founder of and senior advisor to OMERS-backed Energizing Co., a developer of utility distribution microgrids.  Previously, he served as President of StandardVision, LLC, which develops and manages the world's largest and most compelling architecturally-integrated media channels.


Mr. Klotz previously practiced law at Riordan & McKinzie (now Bingham McCutcheon LLP) and Paul Hastings LLP.  He holds a B.A. in English Literature, cum laude, from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.