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Nossaman LLP

Simon T. Adams


T 415.438.7225 C 415.710.9450
F 415.398.2438
50 California Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Simon Adams is a partner in Nossaman’s Real Estate Practice Group with more than 20 years of experience. He has handled leasing transactions and construction contract matters for a variety of commercial, retail and industrial spaces, including professional offices, technology laboratories, data centers, telecom towers, and brick and mortar stores. He also advises on acquisitions, dispositions and sale and leaseback arrangements and provides counsel on financing issues, as necessary.

Mr. Adams counts among his clients major information technology and telecommunications companies, pharmaceutical corporations, medical insurance providers, pension finance firms, and banks. He has counselled organizations on their strategic real estate investment programs as well as how to buy, build and shape a suitable headquarters for their operations.

Prior to joining Nossaman, Mr. Adams was a partner in the San Francisco office of an international law firm.

Representative Work

  • Negotiated the development of a $35 million call center.
  • Negotiated a $50 million construction contract for a new campus building on behalf of software company PeopleSoft, prior to its acquisition by Oracle Corp.
  • Counselled client and negotiated on its behalf the development of a campus building, keeping within its $330 million budget.
  • Negotiated the development of three campus buildings valued at $50 million in Hayward, CA.
  • Negotiated construction contracts and an architect agreement totaling $100 million for a new cathedral.
  • Negotiated the lease of a 270,000 square foot headquarters for an insurance client in San Francisco.
  • Negotiated the Bay Area research and development headquarters of a European telecom company.
  • Negotiated a 273,000 square foot headquarters sublease arrangement that included three office buildings for a technology client in Sunnyvale, CA.
  • Counselled clients on a $45 million technology laboratory development.
  • Negotiated and administered the sale of an $8 million transfer station.
  • Represented a Chinese public company in connection with its acquisition and concurrent entry into a joint venture with a U.S. logistics company operating in the Western United States.
  • Negotiated the lease with option to purchase of commercial space in Rancho Cordova, CA.
Simon T. Adams
Simon T. Adams



Post Graduate Diploma of Law, College of Law, 1996

Graduate Diploma of Law, College of Law, 1995

B.Sc., University of Wales, 1993, with honours



England and Wales

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