Barry A. Adelman is a senior partner at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP in New York. Prof. Adelman represents and counsels domestic and international clients in a broad range of activities, including mergers and acquisitions, issuances of equity and debt securities (both public and private placements), formation and structuring of domestic and international corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures, project financings, secured loan transactions and agreements for the acquisition, construction, and maintenance of communications systems. He has represented various clients in the formation of joint ventures for telecommunications transactions (and the subsequent acquisitions and dispositions of telecommunications systems) in Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Africa, Iceland, South America, and the Caribbean. He also represents and advises individuals and families in connection with business and financial transactions as well as personal matters. Prof. Adelman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966 and received his JD from the University of Michigan in 1969.