Legal decisions are ultimately business decisions—I strive to work as a trusted partner to efficiently distill complex legal matters into actionable and informed, risk-adjusted business choices.

Adam Krotman

General Counsel

I bring a unique mix of capabilities through my varied experience as an attorney at leading law firms, in-house counsel at Amazon, and general counsel and head of partnerships at a Hong Kong-based family office. Having an analytical, curious, and tenacious nature has been indispensable to both my career and athletic and mountaineering pursuits.  I am drawn to venture capital by my passion to support the underdog while helping transform high impact, cutting-edge technologies and brilliant entrepreneurs into successful commercial enterprises.

"We live in a renaissance age of new technologies on the cusp of commercial viability with incredible potential to change the human experience for the better. Pilatus is where I can contribute my small part towards helping start-ups beat the odds and advance these crucial objectives."

After graduating Columbia Law School, I developed my tax expertise working as an attorney at leading international law firms. I advised investors, investment funds, and Fortune 500 companies in high stakes transactions on a broad range of domestic and cross-border matters relating to fund formations, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and other commercial transactions.

I then transitioned to a generalist in-house counsel role at Amazon, where I managed all legal aspects of the company’s rapidly growing food and health supplements businesses.  I advised on a diverse range of commercial transactions, regulatory matters, and new initiatives and special projects. In my next role, I oversaw global legal matters and compliance as general counsel and head of partnerships for Onlan Capital Ventures, a Hong Kong-based family office focused on venture capital investing and strategic ventures in Asia. In this capacity, I’ve worked with a diverse range of fast-growing, early stage technology companies and their investors and strategic partners.


Columbia Law School
Juris Doctor

Cornell University
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations

Professional Experience

Paul Weiss LLP and Akin Gump LLP
Tax Counsel

Onlan Capital Ventures
General Counsel and VP of Partnerships

Corporate Counsel