Adam applies his prowess in finance and the law to help clients successfully navigate the complexities of the highly regulated banking and financial services industry.


Adam focuses his deep knowledge of banking and financial services law on the business interests and growth strategies of financial institutions and their owners. He advises financial institutions in a broad range of strategic transactions, including buying and selling banks and branches, de novo charters, forming holding companies, raising capital and reorganizations.

In a constantly changing regulatory environment, Adam represents financial institutions before state and federal regulatory authorities and strategizes on complex regulatory investigations and approvals for new products. He also counsels on commercial, real estate and asset-based financing arrangements and analyzes legal issues arising under the Uniform Commercial Code, regulatory laws and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.


Adam represented the successful purchaser in the only Bankruptcy Code § 363 bank acquisition in Minnesota history.

He helps financial institutions structure, document and enforce secured transactions and represents clients in the purchase and sale of financial assets, including interests in pools of commercial and consumer loans.

Adam serves as corporate trustee to national financial institutions in connection with U.S. and multinational high yield and investment grade debt offerings including Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.

He served as trustee’s counsel on over $50 billion in corporate debt offerings which included U.S. and United Kingdom issuances.

Adam’s clients reap the benefits of his judicial externship to the Honorable Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, focused on professionalism, advocacy and strong legal arguments.

He forges strong professional alliances and garners in-depth industry knowledge through hands-on participation in premier Midwest banking associations.

Adam gives back to the community through his involvement in youth sports. A well-rounded family man, he enjoys playing hockey and coaching his two sons and two daughters in youth association and AAA hockey.

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Speaking Engagements

“Successful Approaches for Strategic Growth,” Bank Directors Acquire Or Be Acquired Conference, January 2023

“Looking Ahead: M&A Opportunities Post COVID-19,” Bank Directors Acquire Or Be Acquired Conference, January 2021

"How High is the Risk? Banking the Legal Cannabis Industry," ICBA Live, March 2020

"Subdebt—What it Means for Your Capital Planning," 2016 Bank Holding Company Association Spring Seminar, May 2016

"Distressed Bank M&A," Bank Director Acquire or Be Acquired Conference, January 2016

"363 Bankruptcy – Does it Offer an Acquisition Opportunity?" 2015 Bank Holding Company Association Spring Seminar, May 2015



Selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers© Rising Stars list, 2013-2020

Honored as an “Up & Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Bank Holding Company Association

Western Independent Bankers

Independent Community Banks of North Dakota

Bakken Oilers Hockey, Inc., Board of Directors

Roseville Youth Hockey Association, Inc., Board of Directors


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Hamline University School of Law (Mitchell Hamline School of Law), J.D., magna cum laude, 2006

  • Hamline Law Review, Articles Editor, 2005-2006

University of Wisconsin-Superior, B.S., Finance, 2003

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