Corinne Donohue Adams

Donohue headshot 2014 (1)

Corinne Donohue Adams

Contact Team Member

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.

Corinne Donohue Adams

Rated by Super Lawyers

loading …

St. John’s University School of Law

  • J.D.
    Dean’s List, Law Review: American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, Articles & Notes Editor

Lafayette College

  • B.A. summa cum laude, in Government and Law and Women’s and Gender Studies
    Phi Beta Kappa (national honor society)
    Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society)
    Marquis Scholar


District of Columbia

New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States of America

  • 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

In re: Whiskey One Eight, LLC

Represented debtor in Chapter 11 case with multi-million dollar 50+/- acre property.

In re: Enrizon Worldwide, Inc.

Represented Chapter 11 entity debtor in approval of disclosure statement and confirmation of plan of liquidation.

In re: Steven F. Madeoy

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.

In re: The Condominium Association of The Lynnhill Condominium

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.

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.

In re: FPMI Solutions, Inc.

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.

839 Bestgate Road

$7,200,000 purchase of office building located at 839 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, Maryland, representing purchaser, Glen Frost, Esquire.

The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

$30,000,000 multi-phase entity structure, financing and development of The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Queenstown, MD.

108 Severn Avenue

$2,000,000 sale of office building located at 108 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD.

In re: Flat Out Crazy LLC

Secured creditor’s counsel in the bankruptcy cases of two restaurant chains in the Southern District of New York.

Walter Chandler American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Reporter / CLE Chair (2015 - 2016), Executive Committee Program Chair (2016 - 2018), Executive Committee Secretary/Treasurer (2018 - Present)

International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation - Greater Maryland Network, Membership Committee (2014), Communications Committee and Newsletter Co-Editor (2014 - 2016), Director and Communications Committee Co-Chair (2016 - 2018), Secretary (2018 – Present)

International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation – DC Network, Communications Committee Co-Chair (2016), Programming Committee Co-Chair (2017), Secretary (present)

Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland

American Bankruptcy Institute

Maryland State Bar Association

Anne Arundel Bar Association

Speaker, Remarks at Judicial Investiture for United States Bankruptcy Judge in Virginia, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

Speaker, “Serving the Insolvent or Bankrupt Client and Getting Paid”, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Panelist, "Employment and Benefit Issues: Rejection of Employment Contracts & Effect on Non-Compete Clauses - Bankruptcy Code § 365", Walter Chandler American Inn of Court

Speaker, "Pathways to Success in Individual and Small Business Chapter 11 Cases", United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York

Panelist, "Behind the Scenes: Roundtable Discussions with Bankruptcy Judges", Suffolk Academy of Law

Panelist, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and St. John's University School of Law's Duberstein Competition, St. John's University School of Law

Maryland Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list: Selected for inclusion in the area of Bankruptcy: Business, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Reorganization under Chapter 11 and Drafting: Contracts

Awards for Excellence in Introduction to Bankruptcy Practice: Case Analysis, Elder Law Clinic (debtor-creditor litigation clinic), Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Environmental Law, and General Externship Seminar

Award recipient of “Celebrate Long Island’s Young Professionals: Honoring 30 Young People under the Age of 30” from the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, representing Chapter 7 clients

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)