“In order for the attorney-client relationship to be effective it is imperative that the attorney listen, devote attention to truly understanding the client’s “definition of ‘success’”, and then move forward with a steadfast commitment to providing strategic legal guidance and advocacy to that end.” – A. Taylor
Adam is a founder and managing director at Taylor, McCormack & Frame. Having worked with businesses and individuals throughout Maine and across New England for more than 20 years, the diversity of Adam’s work underscores his commitment to achieving client-driven results and fostering relationships with the people and businesses he supports.
Adam’s practice encompasses a variety of disciplines in the areas of business and employment law, including:
- Assisting clients with all facets of corporate law, which encompasses negotiating and facilitating mergers and acquisitions and the formation and operation of business entities in Maine and other jurisdictions.
- Guiding clients regarding lending and commercial leasing matters, as well as other multifaceted business transactions.
- Negotiating and facilitating asset and stock sales and assisting business clients with the preparation of shareholder agreements, succession planning and other complex governance documents.
- Supporting all levels of management on cost containment and legal compliance through proactive human resource policy administration and risk management, including assistance with employment covenants, trade secret protection and enforcement.
- Routinely handling complex commercial & employment litigation in federal and state court and before various government agencies, such as the EEOC and the Maine Human Rights Commission.
- Facilitating the purchase, sale, and development of commercial projects and properties.
- Providing legal and strategic guidance to owners and boards of directors.
In additional to serving as corporate counsel to dozens of businesses, Adam provides mediation and strategic planning services. He actively represents employers across a wide array of industries, including the construction, paper, retail, food service, energy, financial services, health care and direct marketing industries. He serves as counsel to the Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine, and has successfully argued cases before all Maine state courts, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the United States District Court for the District of Maine, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Adam earned his B.A. from Bowdoin College, magna cum laude, and was a two-sport athlete as an undergraduate. He also participated in undergraduate courses of study at Cornell University and the University of Queensland (Australia). He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law, cum laude, while serving as an editor on the University of Richmond Law Review.
Adam is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine, serves on multiple local non-profit boards, and volunteers as a youth lacrosse coach. He lives in Falmouth with his wife and four children. He enjoys the Maine coast with his family, is an avid fly-fisherman, and can often be found at Fenway Park during summer months.