Wachtell Lipton was founded on a handshake in 1965 as a small group of lawyers dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. We have achieved extraordinary results following the distinctive vision of our founders -- a cohesive team of lawyers intensely focused on solving our clients' most important problems.
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We have experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law and corporate governance. We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world.
Wachtell Lipton is dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We seek individuals who are talented, motivated and committed in order to maintain our record of excellence.
Adams, Michael J.
Associate, Corporate
tel 212.403.1105
fax 212.403.2105

Education

Michael J. Adams joined Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz's Corporate Department as an associate in 2009. His practice primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities law matters.

Mr. Adams received a B.A. with highest distinction and Dean’s List from The Pennsylvania State University in 2006. Mr. Adams completed a J.D. magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law in 2009, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as staff editor of the Journal of Law & Business.

Mr. Adams is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations.