A commercial finance lawyer, Adam focuses on complex financing, commercial and renewable energy transactions.


Adam is an accomplished transactional lawyer, trusted by clients for his pragmatic approach to financing, growth, acquisition, work-out and other consequential commercial matters, including deep experience in commercial lending, agriculture and renewable energy industries.

A trusted advisor to commercial lenders, non-bank lenders, and corporate clients, Adam advises lenders and companies in the middle to upper middle market with financing transactions from initiation to restructure and with commercial transactions from acquisition and growth to disposition and exit. His broad experience across business life cycles and early experience as a commercial litigator give Adam valuable insights into many of the critical event and changes that impact lending and commercial clients.


Adam has experience with syndicated project financings for ethanol production facilities throughout the Midwest, financings for multistate hog production operations and project financings for wind and solar power generating facilities.

He has represented institutional lenders and borrowers in forbearance, loan restructuring, workout, debtor in possession financing, and bankruptcy acquisition transactions.

Adam has successfully structured and negotiated secured cash flow, intellectual property portfolio, hard asset and real estate loans as well as unsecured, second lien and convertible debt lending for lenders and borrowers.

Client-focused, Adam has represented buyers and sellers in the asset acquisitions, dispositions, and wind downs.

Adam champions the tenets of diversity and inclusion through his work with MEDA (the Minneapolis Economic Development Association), through his work with minority businesses, and through his participation in the efforts of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and provides pro bono legal services through the Volunteer Lawyers Network.

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Speaking Engagements

"A MN Banking Minute: Loan Workout," Minnesota Bankers Association webinar series, June 18, 2020

Article 9 Secured Transactions Practicum, Adjunct Professor, Hamline School of Law, 2013

Subsidiary Liens Securing Debt of Corporate Parent Avoided as Fraudulent Transfers," 2012

"Navigating the Shoals – Managing Asset Risk," 2008

"Current Issues in Commercial Lending," 2007

"Collections, Liens & Bankruptcy," 2006

"Multiple Borrowers, Discharge and Fraudulent Transfers," 2006



Minnesota Minority Small Business Champion of the Year, U.S. Small Business Administration, 2014

Minneapolis Economic Development Association (MEDA) 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award

North Star Lawyers, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012, 2014, 2016

Up & Coming Attorneys, Minnesota Lawyer, 2006

25 On the Rise, Minnesota Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2006

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Wisconsin State Bar Association

Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association

Hispanic National Bar Association

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

Voluntary Lawyers Network


  • Minnesota, 2002
  • Wisconsin, 2002


University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002

University of St. Thomas, M.B.C., 1999

University of St. Thomas, B.A., 1993

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