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Featured on Oct 18, 2011

Randolph K. Adler, Jr.

"Pursue your Passion"


RANDOLPH ADLER is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of RK ADLER LLP, a law firm representing numerous and varied technology start-ups, venture-backed businesses and emerging companies. Randy’s practice spans all stages of corporate development, from ideation and formation issues to funding and strategic development. He also counsels individual founders and investors.

Randy fervently believes that start-ups and emerging companies are essential to the long-term economic prosperity of New York (and the nation) and that they will continue to play an increasingly vital role in the “Innovation Economy.”

Randy is a frequent speaker and participant at start-up-related events, meetups and conferences in New York, California, and various technology-focused cities throughout the country.

Immediately prior to co-founding RK ADLER LLP, Randy was a corporate litigation attorney at the Manhattan office of Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • Title: Co-founder and Managing Partner, RK ADLER LLP
  • Age: 30
  • Location: SoHo
  • Contact: @RandolphAdler

Your quote is to “pursue your passion.” How did you know that law was your passion?

I love working with inspired minds to create something that didn’t exist before (or to make something that does exist, better). Law is the vehicle that allows me to channel this passion.

I think finding your passion is a matter of trial and error, but you know it when you find it and so do others; it’s not something that can be faked.

What’s your ideal Friday night like in New York?

I always try and seize the moment to enjoy what New York has to offer. Necessary elements are quality food, stimulating conversation, and good friends; the environment can (and does) vary greatly.

What are some of your favorite startups here in New York?

This list is always changing and doesn’t include my clients – who are of course my favorite – but here goes:

  • Turntable
  • SeatGeek
  • GetGlue
  • Hunch
  • Clickable
  • Boxee