Adam is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Trusts & Estates and Business practice groups. He concentrates his practice in real estate, estate planning and estate administration, business and agricultural matters. His clients include private individuals, family businesses, large family farms/orchards, member-owned cooperatives, for-profit corporations and municipal entities.
In his real estate practice, Adam serves as legal counsel and as a licensed title insurance agent for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. He regularly represents businesses and individuals in both simple and complex real estate purchases and sales ranging from the purchases of single-family homes to the sales of industrial and manufacturing facilities for more than $10 million. Adam also has extensive experience with land preservation and conservation organizations. He has worked with landowners, non-profit land trusts and governmental agencies to preserve dozens of properties and thousands of acres of land. Prior to practicing law, Adam worked at the Land Conservancy of Adams County where he became well-versed in many methods of land preservation.
In the area of estate planning and administration, Adam assists his clients with a variety of matters ranging from the preparation of basic estate planning documents such as wills and powers of attorney to the administration of multi-million dollar estates. He frequently works with financial advisors, business consultants and accountants to create transition plans for family businesses and to craft estate and wealth plans for agricultural clients.
As a seventh-generation Adams County resident, Adam grew up on a family farm and has a strong commitment to the local community. He volunteers with numerous non-profit organizations and charities throughout the area, currently serving on the board of directors of Main Street Gettysburg as treasurer, the United Way of Adams County, the Adams County Bar Association, the Adams County Bar Foundation, Mid-Penn Legal Services and the York Springs Historical Society. Outside the firm, Adam enjoys traveling to national parks and following Penn State athletics.
- Schreyer Honors Scholar, Pennsylvania State University
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (2024)
- Adams County Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- “Ag Issues and Leaders,” panelist, AgChoice Farm Credit
- Frequent speaker at civic clubs and organizations about estate planning matters