Hanover, MD (June 17, 2019) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Adam Nadborny as general counsel for Seven Valleys LLC in New York City. The search was led by Dimitri Mastrocola and Sheri Michaels, partners with MLA’s In-House Counsel Practice Group in New York.
Seven Valleys is the family office of Xin Zhang and Shiyi Pan, co-founders of SOHO China, the largest commercial property developer in China. With Xin Zhang at the helm as its CEO, Seven Valleys is currently transitioning into a US-based real estate investment company, with plans to invest in existing commercial assets, large-scale commercial and residential developments (including in joint-venture with major developers), and in first mortgages and mezzanine debt.
In his new role, Adam will be responsible for managing all aspects of the legal needs for Seven Valleys and its related entities. He will serve as a key member of the executive team, managing strategic and tactical legal initiatives, providing legal advice and assessing the legal implications of all proposed actions.
“In a short period of time, Adam has become a valuable member of the Seven Valleys leadership team, providing sound advice and thoughtful counsel on many important issues affecting the firm as it plans to build out a world-class commercial real estate investment platform,” said Sheri Michaels. “His judgment and forward thinking will serve Seven Valleys well as it proceeds with its transformation.”
"It was a pleasure and unique privilege working on this assignment with CEO Xin Zhang, who was clearly committed to finding a talented, business-minded chief legal executive to help grow the firm. Adam Nadborny is uniquely qualified to help move the organization forward,” added Dimitri Mastrocola.
Before joining Seven Valleys, Adam was general counsel and chief compliance officer for Atalaya Capital Management and C12 Capital Management before that. He began his career as an attorney with Babcock Brown and Skadden Arps, focusing on real estate. Adam earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from Yale University.
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