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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 over twenty-five years of business and legal experience in corporate, securities and business law matters. Before joining Paykin Krieg & Adams, LLP, he spent over 16 years in a variety of senior positions in the capital markets, including 4 years as a senior managing director at Financial Guaranty Insurance Company where he served as head of mortgage backed securities, consumer securities, collateral debt obligations and credit default swaps and alternative risk transfer, and member of the executive committee and senior credit committee. Prior to that, he was a managing director at Ambac Assurance Corporation and a Senior Credit Officer at Moody's Investors Service. Mr. Adams began his career at Thacher Proffitt & Wood where he was an attorney in the structured finance practice group. Mr. Adams is an expert in creating solutions and solving problems for complex financial and corporate transactions and has provided strategic advice and analysis to banks, insurance companies, private equity companies, hedge funds and a variety of other companies. He has analyzed companies and markets internationally and closed transactions in England, Spain, Germany, Australia and Mexico.

Mr. Adams represents established businesses, start-up companies, and individuals in corporate and securities issues, negotiations with builders and municipalities and other general practice matters. He also has extensive experience issues relating to the financial crisis and its aftermath and has spoken and written on the subject.

He graduated from Fordham Law School in 1989 and Colgate University in 1986. He is admitted to practice 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