David Adams

  • B.A., Centre College, cum laude
  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, Law School
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Georgia Bar
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • “Blocking and Tackling: Contract Basics for Transactional Lawyers.” Webinar with the Associate of Corporate Counsel (December 2021).
  • Presenter and Author “Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements in Commercial Real Estate Finance,” Strafford National CLE Webinar (December 2018).
  • Co-presenter, “Legal and Business Issues in the Purchase and Sale of Hotels and Franchises – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” Podcast (May 2017).
  • Presenter “Real Insights on Real Estate: How to Review an SNDA,” Podcast (April 2017).
  • Co-presenter, “Legal and Business Issues in Real Estate Development and Ownership, a Beginners Guide,” Podcast (March 2017).
  • Author, “The Hidden Cost of Chips,” Fulton County Daily Report (July 2015).
  • Speaker, “Financing Your Transaction in a Recovering Economy,” Fulton County Daily Report Seminar to In-House Counsel, (October 2015).
  • “Your Company’s Role in Public Policy Battles,” The Corporate Board, (September/October 2015).
  • “Does the Business Judgment Rule Really Exist in Georgia?” Law360 (Largest Legal Media Publication in US), (April 2014).
  • “Early 2014 CFPB Activity Signals Tough Times,” Law360, (March 2014).
  • “Federal Regulators Set to Name Firms as ‘Systemically Important,” Client Alert, (June 2013).
  • Speaker “Data Breach Symposium,” Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, (March 2013).
  • Speaker “Dodd-Frank, Where Are We Now?” CLE Presentations to various Georgia and national Association of Corporation Counsel Committees, (January 2011) and (August 2010).
  • “The Small Business Lending Fund,” Client Alert, (December 2010).
  • “FDIC Issues Final Rule Establishing Deposit Balances of a Failed Institution,” Client Alert, (February 2009).
  • “FDIC Expands Bidder List for Troubled Institutions,” Banking Client Alert, (December 2008).
  • “OCC Action Aides Private Equity Investment in Failed Financial Institutions,” Client Alert, (December 2008).
  • “Closing Out Derivative Trades with Lehman Brothers,” Client Alert, (September 2008).
Can Speak To You About
  • Selling a or Buying Businesses 
  • Cyber Security 
  • Draft Loan Agreements 
  • Technology Contracts
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Business Transactions

David Adams


As a sophisticated corporate transactional lawyer with nearly 25 years of experience, David Adams has represented multiple financial and non-financial institutions in financing transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and expansions. His experience includes over 120 completed mergers and acquisitions.  When working on deals and other financing transactions, David goes beyond the basic details and gets to know his client’s markets, business operations, competition, new market trends, and vendor and pricing agreements in order to help them find the best solutions to any business challenges. 

David counsels his clients on data security, cyber risk, and compliance with federal and state consumer financial protection laws and regulations. Importantly, David has completed hundreds of commercial real estate transactions including infrastructure, leasing and construction projects. 

His practice also includes real estate, financial institution regulatory compliance, state and federal securities law registrations, equity and debt offerings, joint ventures, commercial real estate transactions, and problem asset resolution for mid-sized local and regional financial institutions and other businesses. 

David has published over 30 articles in a variety of publications including the Fulton County Daily Report, The Corporate Board magazine, and a number of banking journals. He has been listed as a Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and named to GeorgiaTrend magazine’s Legal Elite. In 2014, he was named to the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40. He is also a graduate of Leadership Georgia. David is a member of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee for the State Bar of Georgia and chaired the subcommittee that revised the introduction to the law school programs used by all of the law schools in the state. 

Prior to earning his JD at the University of Georgia College of Law, David graduated with a BA from Centre College in Danville, KY. He is licensed to practice in both Tennessee and Georgia. 

When he is not working, you can find David running or enjoying time at the lake with his family.