Corinne Donohue Adams
Ms. Adams’ practice focuses on bankruptcy and litigation. She represents corporate debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, and trustees in all aspects of their cases.
Prior to joining Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, Ms. Adams served as the term law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Grossman in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. During her federal clerkship, Ms. Adams handled hundreds of matters in cases under Chapters 7, 11 and 13. These matters involved a full range of issues arising under the Bankruptcy Code. As a judicial clerk, Ms. Adams also assisted with mediations in Chapter 11 cases.
Ms. Adams received her J.D., with honors, from St. John’s University School of Law, where she served as an Articles & Notes Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. Through her journal, Ms. Adams published a blog and listserv on the implications of a bankruptcy case on practitioners. She also completed courses through the LL.M. in Bankruptcy program at St. John’s and earned a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Reorganization under Chapter 11. Also at St. John’s, Ms. Adams worked in a debtor-creditor litigation clinic where she represented elderly, low-income individuals. She received a B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, for a double major in government and law and women’s and gender studies from Lafayette College.
St. John’s University School of Law
Dean’s List, Law Review: American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Articles & Notes Editor
- B.A. summa cum laude, Government and Law, and Women’s and Gender Studies
Phi Beta Kappa (national honor society)
Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society)
- Hon. Robert E. Grossman, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York, Term Law Clerk, 2012 – 2013
- Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP, Law Clerk, 2011 – 2012
- St. John’s Elder Law Clinic (debtor-creditor litigation clinic), Legal Intern
- Hon. Scott Fairgrieve of the Nassau County District Court, Judicial Extern
Represented debtor in Chapter 11 case with multi-million dollar 50+/- acre property.
Represent Chapter 7 trustee by handling all aspects of case, including litigating multiple adversary proceedings and liquidating entities, real properties and other assets of the estate.
Represented Chapter 11 entity debtor in approval of disclosure statement and confirmation of plan of liquidation.
Successfully pursued and settled separate objections to debtor’s disclosure statement and to confirmation of debtor’s Chapter 11 plan, in debtor’s fourth bankruptcy case, for a secured creditor and an unsecured creditor by negotiating favorable early payments to creditors at closing on sale of debtor’s real property for $17,050,000.
Successfully defended Chapter 7 trustee in adversary proceeding by creditor seeking reformation of deed of trust and determination of extent, priority, and amount of lien against debtor’s membership interest in a limited liability company.
For a copy of the court’s decision, please click here.
Friedman and Stackman, Co-Trustees of The Michael J. Friedman Family Trust and as Personal Representatives of the Estate of Rhona Friedman v. Roger Schlossberg
Represented Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee/equity security holder debtor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of individual debtor’s bankrupt limited liability company by successfully negotiating settlement of equitable subordination adversary proceeding by equitably subordinating hundreds of thousands of dollars less than sought and negotiating $2,600,000 reduction in claim sought against individual debtor.
Successfully represented bankruptcy trustee in negotiating settlement with exchange of membership interest in debtor’s limited liability company and assignment of unsecured claim for payment of funds to bankruptcy estate.
Counsel to Virginia government contractor, as Chapter 11 debtor, in successful sale of assets and assignment of government contracts, including payment of owed back-wages to employees.
$7,200,000 purchase of office building located at 839 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, Maryland, representing purchaser, Glen Frost, Esquire.
$2,000,000 sale of office building located at 108 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD.
Counsel for small business undergoing re-domestication of principal office from Virginia to Maryland.
Secured creditor’s counsel in the bankruptcy cases of two restaurant chains in the Southern District of New York.
$30,000,000 multi-phase entity structure, financing and development of The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Queenstown, MD.
"Stopped Payments as Avoidable Unauthorized Post-Petition Transfers", American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (August 2018)
Frenville Overruled; Claims Arise Upon Exposure in the Third Circuit, ABI Bankruptcy Case Blog (Dec. 1, 2010)
Frenville Overruled; Claims Arise Upon Exposure in the Third Circuit, ABI Business Reorganization Listserv (Nov. 24, 2010)