Emanuel J. Adler


Emanuel Adler concentrates his practice in the areas of transactional and general corporate law for both privately and publicly held companies, focusing primarily on:

  • private and public capital-raising transactions
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • corporate governance
  • broker-dealer regulation
  • private investment funds


  • Ability Computer & Software Industries Ltd. (“Ability”), headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, in the successful completion of its business combination with Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corporation, a NASDAQ listed special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”).
  • DRA Advisors LLC, in its definitive agreement to acquire Inland Real Estate Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, in a transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion, including the assumption of existing debt.
  • Responsible for the corporate aspects of a complex real estate transaction in which the Firm’s client acquired its joint venture partner’s interest in a portfolio comprised of 26 shopping malls. The transaction, valued at $1.5 billion, also involved the repayment of a senior loan facility, a mezzanine loan, and the retirement of preferred stock.
  • A fund consisting of clients of DRA Advisors LLC, in its entering into a definitive merger agreement valued at $3.4 billion to acquire Capital Automotive REIT (Nasdaq: CARS), the nation’s leading specialty finance company for automotive retail real estate.
  • PL Retail LLC, a joint venture consisting of clients advised by DRA Advisors LLC and Kimco Realty Corporation, in connection with the merger with Price Legacy Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust. The transaction involved more than 35 shopping centers in several states having a value in excess of $1 billion and was accomplished with financing of more than $500 million.
  • Representation as counsel to the issuer and the investment adviser for the Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund, the largest closed-end real estate fund IPO in U.S. equity markets’ history listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). Alpine Woods Capital Investors, LLC, the Fund’s investment adviser, announced the Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund raised $2 billion through its common share offering, excluding exercise of the underwriters’ overallotment option which may not occur, and before deduction of sales load.
  • A fund consisting of clients of DRA Advisors LLC, in the acquisition and privatization of CRT Properties, Inc., a publicly traded office REIT. The transaction was valued at $1.7 billion.
  • A family-owned group of companies that comprise the third-largest lemon producer in Argentina and one of the leading producers of proprietary citrus-based flavorings in the world, in the original acquisition of these companies and in the negotiation and implementation of a long-term contract for the sale of lemon oil, juice, and peel to one of the world’s largest beverage companies and an agreement for the supply of proprietary flavorings underlying one of the world’s best-known soft drinks.
  • A family-owned company that is one of the largest distributors of refrigerants, in the sale of substantially all of the company’s assets to a public company.
  • A public bank holding company and subsidiary bank, general representation including in connection with its acquisition of other public bank holding company and subsidiary bank.

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Professional Activities

Emanuel serves as senior vice president and a member of the Executive Committee of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, vice chairman of the Board of Overseers of Yeshiva College of Yeshiva University, and honorary president of the Yeshiva College Alumni Association.



  • New York


  • Yeshiva University, BA, summa cum laude
  • Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude