As Co-Chair of the firm's Banking and Financial Services Division, Adam Maier focuses his practice on the business interests and growth strategies of financial institutions and their owners. He advises financial institutions in a broad range of strategic transactions, including buying and selling banks and branches, de novo charters, forming holding companies, raising capital and reorganizations. Adam’s experience includes representing the successful purchaser in the only Bankruptcy Code § 363 bank acquisition in Minnesota history. He also represents financial institutions before state and federal regulatory authorities, helping his clients through regulatory examination and enforcement matters and in obtaining regulatory approvals for products, services and corporate governance and corporate structure changes.
In addition, Adam represents financial institutions in commercial, real estate and asset-based financing arrangements, structuring and restructuring debt and credit facilities and analyzing legal issues arising under the Uniform Commercial Code, state and federal banking regulatory laws and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. He helps financial institutions structure, document and enforce secured transactions and represents clients in the purchase and sale of financial assets, including interests in pools of commercial and consumer loans.
Adam also represents national financial institutions serving as corporate trustee in connection with high yield and investment grade debt offerings. This includes Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings. The transactions are often multinational and include U.S. and United Kingdom issuances. In 2016, Adam’s clients engaged him as trustee’s counsel on over $10 billion in corporate debt offerings.
Prior to joining Stinson Leonard Street, Adam served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
In his free time, Adam likes to spend time with his wife, two sons and two daughters. He enjoys playing hockey and coaching his sons and daughters in youth association hockey during the winter and AAA hockey during the summer. When he’s outside the office, Adam can be found taking his family on vacations, logging steps on his Fitbit, playing golf, enjoying regular viewings of the 'Back to the Future' movie trilogy and attending all types of professional and college sporting events.