Adam is an attorney in our Business Services Group. He focuses his practice on Financial Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Finance.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2006

Civic Involvement

  • Special Olympics Tennessee, Inc.
    • Board of Directors

Distinctions

  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Banking and Finance, 2019
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Stars, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013, 2015-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Banking and Finance Law, 2019-2020
    • Financial Services Regulation Law, 2018-2020

Education & Honors

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., summa cum laude, 2006
    • Order of the Coif
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Articles Editor, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law
  • Middle Tennessee State University, B.B.A., summa cum laude, 2003

Experience

  • Representation of multiple bank and bank holding company clients in merger and acquisition transactions, both as buyer’s counsel and seller’s counsel.
  • Representation of multiple bank and bank holding company clients in branch purchase and assumption transactions, both as buyer’s counsel and seller’s counsel. 
  • Representation of bank clients in bank holding company formations.
  • Representation of bank and bank holding company clients in private securities offerings (both debt and equity offering).
  • Representation of bank client in the formation and organization of a mortgage subsidiary joint venture.
  • Representation of bank and bank holding company clients in participation in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Capital Purchase Program (CPP) and the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) Program.
  • Advisor to banks and bank holding companies on general regulatory and compliance matters. 
  • Representation of national facilities management services company in multiple out-of-state business acquisitions. 

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, Buy, Sell, or Survive, Tennessee/Mississippi Bankers Associations CEO/Executive Management Conference, October 2012.
  • Speaker, Dodd-Frank Act, Tennessee Bankers Association, September 2010.
  • Author, Memo to the Partner: Proposed Anti-Dilution Provision, 8 TRANS. TENN. J. BUS. L. 433, 2007. 
  • Author, Case Commentary, 6 TRANS. TENN. J. BUS. L. 223, 2005.