As a member of the Finance, Real Estate, and Restructuring Group and a C.P.A., Adam keenly understands client transactions and financial instruments. He provides restructuring and reorganization counsel to debtors, creditors, and trustees. Adam is well versed in bankruptcy court and bankruptcy appellate procedure and law.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2011
  • Georgia, 2017
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Middle, Western
    • Georgia: Northern, Middle, Southern
    • Colorado: District of Colorado
    • Arkansas: Eastern, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Distinctions

  • Certified Public Accountant, 2007-present
  • Adjunct Professor – University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2015 - present
    • Coach, Duberstein Moot Court Teams
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, Bankruptcy: Business, 2016-2019

Education & Honors

  • University of Memphis, J.D., 2011
  • University of Georgia, M.Accy., 2006
  • University of Georgia, B.B.A., 2005
  • Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership, University of Georgia, Institute for Leadership Advancement, 2005
  • Clerkship, Hon. Chief Judge David S. Kennedy, U.​S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2011-2014

Experience

  • Experience resolving legal issues inside and outside of bankruptcy related to individual and business reorganizations, debt restructuring, insolvency, financial and commercial litigation, workouts, and asset sales.
  • Represents debtors, creditors, and case trustees in bankruptcy cases and proceedings under chapters 7 (liquidation), 9 (municipalities), 11 (reorganizations), 12 (family farmers or fishermen), 15 (cross-border insolvency), and PROMESA (territories).
  • Specialized knowledge about bankruptcy court and bankruptcy appellate jurisdiction, chapter 11 plans and confirmation, leasing issues, bond and note instruments, collateral estoppel/issue preclusion, avoidance actions, and municipal & corporate governance.
  • As a C.P.A. with “big four” auditing experience, he understands the “business side” of clients’ transactions and financial instruments and recognizes the effect on debt covenants, shareholder/member agreements, taxation, and financial reporting (G.A.A.P., I.F.R.S, and S.E.C.). 
  • Experience negotiating and litigating real property matters, including leases, land use, public trust doctrine, and related governmental and environmental questions.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • ​​Co-Author, "Chapter 5 - Corporate Reorganizations, Bankruptcy, and Restructuring," The Law of Regulated Gambling: A Practical Guide for Business Lawyers, American Bar Association, 2020.
  • Contributing Author, “Reorganizing Failing Businesses,” American Bar Association, 3rd ed., (2017).
  • Presenter, “Blocking Rights in Corporate and LLC Governance,” Mid-South Conference on Bankruptcy Law, February 2018.
  • Co-Author, “The Case for a Constitutional Bankruptcy Court,” 88 Am. Bankr. L. J. 515.
  • Author, “Effects Liable to Justice: The Bankruptcy Clause, Article III Courts, and Why the Constitutional Issues in Bellingham Dwarf Those in Marathon and Stern,” 44 U. Mem. L. Rev. 413 (2014).
  • Editorial Assistance, Case Management Manual for United States Bankruptcy Judges, Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System of the Judicial Conference of the United States, 2d ed., (2012).