Founded on 03-03-03, Adam Atlas Attorney at Law is a boutique commercial law firm dedicated to top-tier personal service to clients.
The firm advises principally on matters of electronic payments and merchant transaction acquiring law. Payments businesses are advised by the firm from inception through business modeling, legal framing, compliance review, financing, acquisitions, dispute settlement and exit strategies. All payments models can draw on the wide experience of the firm with credit card acquiring, MSB licensing, mobile payment application licensing, virtual currency, digital currency, Bitcoin, ATM placement, ACH, EFT, NFC, RFID and virtual world law. Traditional domestic as well as high risk and foreign models have all drawn on the resources of the firm. Beyond payments, Atlas assists in matters of artificial intelligence law and big data law.
Most of the clients of the firm are electronic transaction businesses located in the United States, including payment processors, banks and independent sales organizations. The firm advises on approximately one hundred million dollars of annual payments business residuals per year. Atlas powers PaymentsBusinessIdeas.com, a Money Services Business Blog and the Spanish-language MSB blog Centros Cambiarios y Transmisores de Dinero.
The firm is led by Adam N. Atlas, Esq., B.A. Hon., B.C.L., LL. B., holds a Bachelor of Civil Law, Bachelor of Common Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with Honors, all from McGill University, which included a year on exchange at the National University of Singapore. Atlas has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York and Bar of the Province of Quebec and since 1998. His professional memberships include, the American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association. Before establishing the firm, Atlas practiced corporate law at Stikeman Elliott, an international business law firm.
Kathryn Graham, Esq. is of counsel to the firm. Graham holds an International Relations BA from Mount Holyoke College and a JD from University of Connecticut. She has been a member of the Arizona State Bar for over 20 years and is also admitted to practice in Colorado. Graham is an accomplished attorney with broad range of expertise gained as a law firm partner, followed by positions as in-house counsel. Her practice for the last decade has focused on achieving federal and state regulatory compliance in the highly regulated money transmitter and money services industries. She has significant additional experience in general business and commercial transactions, financial services, contract negotiation and creation, and litigation management including defense of class action lawsuits. Graham is based in Arizona.