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Thomas Adams | Partner

Thomas Adams


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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Divorce
  • Corporate Transactional Practice


Thomas Adams has extensive experience in corporate, securities and business law, spanning over 25 years. Prior to joining Paykin Krieg & Adams, LLP, he held senior positions in the capital markets for more than 16 years. This includes a notable four-year tenure as a senior managing director at Financial Guaranty Insurance Company. In this role, he led various divisions, such as mortgage-backed securities, consumer securities, collateral debt obligations, credit default swaps and alternative risk transfers. Additionally, Thomas was a valued member of the executive committee and senior credit committee.

Mr. Adams has an impressive background, having held positions as a managing director at Ambac Assurance Corporation and a Senior Credit Officer at Moody's Investors Service. He began his career as an attorney at Thacher Proffitt & Wood, focusing on structured finance. Mr. Adams is skilled in finding solutions and resolving issues in complex financial and corporate transactions. He has provided strategic advice and analysis to banks, insurance companies, private equity firms, hedge funds and various other companies. His experience extends internationally, as he has conducted analyses and closed transactions in England, Spain, Germany, Australia and Mexico.

Mr. Adams provides legal representation to established businesses, startups and individuals. He handles corporate and securities issues, negotiates with builders and municipalities, and assists with general practice matters. Additionally, he is well-versed in matters related to the financial crisis and its aftermath. Mr. Adams is a sought-after speaker and author on this subject.

In 1986, he completed his education at Colgate University. Three years later, in 1989, he graduated from Fordham University School of Law. He is now authorized to practice law in New York.


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • 1989
  • Colgate University
    • 1986

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Past Positions

  • Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, Senior Managing Director
  • Ambac Assurance Corporation, Managing Director
  • Moody’s Investors Service, Senior Credit Officer
  • Thacher Proffitt & Wood, Attorney