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Edward S. Adams

Howard E. Buhse Professor of Finance and Law
University of Minnesota

Edward Adams is the Howard E. Buhse Professor of Finance and Law at the University of Minnesota where he specializes in corporate law, corporate finance, secured transactions, commercial paper and bankruptcy. 

Following graduation cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School, (where he served as managing editor of the Law Review), Adams clerked for  Judge  J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and worked in the Chicago office of Latham and Watkins. 
He is the author of 20 books and more than 40 articles on business-related issues; the two-time recipient of the University of Minnesota Law School’s Stanley V. Kinyon Teacher of the Year. 


Award; an M.B.A. graduate of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota;
a Vance K. Opperman Research Scholar; and a co-holder of the Julius E. Davis Chair in Law.


As an attorney, business advisor and consultant and principal, he has more than $50 billion of transactional experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions of public and closely held corporations, loan restructurings, receivables financing, structured finance, commercial transactions, and bankruptcy liquidations and reorganizations.


He co-founded a project to provide free legal services to members of a New York community; was a founding member of a project to provide free legal services to families of service persons serving in the Persian Gulf; and created a program at the University of to introduce disadvantaged high school students to potential career opportunities in the legal field. 

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