ADAM APARICIO

General Counsel

Adam serves as General Counsel for InnoVision and is the Founder and Principal Attorney of Aparicio Law. While handling matters involving Business, Contract Negotiations and Taxation, Adam has earned a reputation for guiding start-up companies and their respective owners through the potential landmines associated with starting a successful business. Adam has been a trusted advisor to InnoVision’s Founder and CEO, Ric Militi, for over a decade.

While earning his bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Policy and Public Law from Claremont McKenna College, Adam interned for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in both her Los Angeles and Washington D.C. offices. While in D.C., Adam worked under the Senator’s Chief Judiciary Counsel and he was selected to serve as Research Fellow for both the prestigious Henry R. Kravis Leadership Institute and Pacific Research and Strategies Incorporated.

Adam went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. During his tenure there, he completed the Tax Concentration Program, studying under arguably the best tax professors in the country. His academic work earned him the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence and the CALI Excellence of the Future Award.

During law school, Adam worked as a Legal Analyst for Ajalat, Polley, Ayoob & Matarese, the premier law firm for state and local taxation, participating in the research for two landmark multi-million dollar settlements that successfully challenged both the Cities of San Francisco and Oakland’s city business tax. After covering business and taxation at Best, Best and Krieger for a short time, Adam went on to work closely with Presiding Justice Roger Boren of the California Court of Appeal on a variety of criminal and civil matters. Justice Boren awarded him an academic semester clerkship because of his strong academic record, legal writing skills and impressive work ethic.

Fresh out of law school, Adam joined Edison ESI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern California Edison, managing all aspects of the subsidiary’s risk management needs. While spending nearly six years negotiating close to $80 million worth of third-party utility contracts, Adam worked closely with Edison International’s Law, Regulatory Policy and Affairs, and Corporate Risk Management Departments to ensure the subsidiary’s compliance with governing financial, legal and business regulations. While at Edison ESI, Adam was selected for both the highly competitive Frontline Leadership and Project Management Certificate Programs.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Adam was honored to have U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein invite him and his family up to her San Francisco office for a private swearing in ceremony. It is the only time Senator Feinstein has bestowed such an honor, and it is believed to be the first time a U.S. Senator from California has ever performed such a ceremony. Adam keeps the personally inscribed Black’s Law Dictionary Senator Feinstein gifted him at his desk at all times.

In his role as General Counsel at InnoVision, Adam takes pride in his ability to find more efficient and effective ways for the company and its clients to conduct business that ultimately improve profits, reduce tax liability and promote responsible business practices.

Adam regularly speaks on a variety of legal topics, and most recently was featured as a guest speaker to the Glendale Estate Planning Council and asked to moderate a panel for the 2013 Tax Practitioner’s Conference. He has also served on the board of several nonprofit organizations and puts his fast-thinking to the test in his role as head coach of his children’s little league team.