Adnan A. Shams Member

Adnan A. Shams is a member of Marshall Grant, PLLC and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.  Mr. Shams’ practice focuses on matters dealing with corporations, with an emphasis on corporate law transactions, M&A, commercial real estate, and intellectual property.  Mr. Shams has represented a wide variety of clients, including financial institutions, distributors, operators, franchisees, manufacturers, investors, tech startups, and developers within numerous industries.  He also advises large and small companies on all their business and transactional needs as their outside in-house counsel.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Shams was a shareholder at SRM Law P.C. based in Chicago, Illinois.  Mr. Shams practiced for several years in the private sector in various industries providing insight and experience to effectively counsel to his clients. Mr. Shams spent years in the accounting field while at a private accounting firm and a commercial development company. Mr. Shams has also worked in the Information Technology field as a Director of Information Technology for a top 5 executive search firm. Mr. Shams gained further experience in international business and financing transactions at a commodities trading company and consulting company.

Mr. Shams received his law degree and Bachelors of Science from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.  Mr. Shams has been recognized by his peers and Illinois Super Lawyer as a Rising Star each year for 2015-2020.  Mr. Shams was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and is married with two children. Outside of the firm, he currently serves as the Practice Group Chair for Business and Intellectual Property for a nonprofit organization focusing on community service and outreach as well as for a nonprofit disaster relief organization.


DePaul University College of Law J.D.
DePaul University B.S.


State of Illinois
United States Patent & Trademark Office


Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2015-2020