Adam Hersh, Esquire

Adam Hersh, Esquire is a multi-state licensed attorney and certified mediator with a passion for helping to launch, protect, and advise small businesses as they grow. Adam knows what a small business needs to do to be successful from his previous experiences in optimizing the growth of healthy businesses and in restructuring troubled businesses. Specifically, Adam served as in house corporate counsel for AxoGen, Inc. a start-up medical device company that is now publicly traded company. At AxoGen, Adam worked inside of a business incubator hub, working with the company’s business executives on a daily basis to address various legal needs. Adam knows how important it is to balance the business and legal sides of every business transaction. In addition, Adam worked in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Honorable John K. Olson, where he assisted in restructuring businesses through the bankruptcy court.

Adam focuses on labor and employment matters, creditor rights, and the day to day needs of businesses, vigorously advocating for the best outcome for the firm’s clients. He is skilled at negotiation and dispute resolution techniques that are vital to achieving favorable contract terms and settling disputes. Adam is a frequent contributor to various employment law publications and newsletters.

Personally, Adam is an avid sports fan and serves on the board of directors and is a bowl committee
for the ESPN St. Petersburg Bowl.

  • Cum Laude, University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Special Recognition in Mediation and Secured Transactions
  • Magna Cum Laude, Stetson University, Bachelors of Business Administration
  • Featured Alumni (2014) by the Department of Sports Management
Legal Experience
  • Practice areas have included: Labor & Employment Law, Business Law, Litigation, Creditor Rights, Sports Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Negotiation & Mediation, Corporate Compliance, Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions.
  • Legal Work History:
    • Hunter Business Law – 2013 to Present
    • AxoGen Corporation – Associate General Counsel – 2011 – 2013
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida – Judicial Extern for the Honorable John K. Olson – 2011
Professional Memberships
  • Florida Bar:
    • Labor and Employment Section
      • Wage & Hour Administration Liaison Committee
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
    • Minnesota State Bar Association:
      • Business Law Section
      • Labor & Employment Section
      • Out of State Practice Law
  • Florida Supreme Court County Mediator
Executive Experience and Memberships
  • Bowl Committee Member & Board of Directors – ESPN St. Petersburg Bowl
  • Member – University of Florida Hillel 20/20 Club
Presentations and Publications
  • Panelist speaking on employment law as related to the legalization of cannabis during the Cannabis Professional Advancement Series Seminar – August 29, 2016.
  • Guest appearance with attorney Sheryl Hunter on Bay News 9 discussing the topic of employment law – April 29, 2016
  • Guest appearance with attorney Sheryl Hunter on Bay News 9 discussing the topic of overtime legislation and changes in 2016 – January 11, 2016.
  • Presenter & Seminar Host – Overtime Pay Compliance For A New Era Of Employment Law – Webinar, Collaborated Seminar (2015) 
  • Author – “Employers Update on Medical Marijuana Laws” – Hunter Business Law Business Blog (2015)
  • Author – “A Reminder To Review Your Company Policies” – Hunter Business Law Business Blog (2015)
  • Author – “Corporate vs. Personal Licenses: a Costly but Avoidable Mistake for Small Businesses” – Hunter Business Law Business Blog (2015)
  • Presenter – “It’s the Law! Business Law for Senior Move Managers” National Association of Senior Move Managers – (2015)
  • Author – “Misclassifying Employees Can Be Expensive” – inPocket HR Newsletter (2015) Author – “Medical Marijuana in the Work Place” – The Westberry Group (2014)
  • Presenter – “Fair Labor Standards Act – Employees vs. Independent Contractors”- Partners In Network (2014)
  • Guest Judge – Entrepreneurial Pitch Fest Judge – University of Tampa (2014)
  • Author – “Is there a devil in the details of your employee handbook?” – Hunter Business Law Business Blog (2014)
  • Presenter – ‘Fair Labor Standards Act – Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees” – Partners In Network (2014)
  • Presenter – ‘Growing Your Business” – Partners In Network (2014)
  • Author – “Do You Have to Pay Your Summer Intern?” -Hunter Business Law Business Blog (2014)