Adam H. Reiser

areiser@cohnekinghorn.com
P: (801) 363-4300
F: (801) 363-4378

Adam’s practice focuses on bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, finance and commercial litigation. Adam began his legal career in New York City, serving a two year clerkship in the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court, a cutting-edge and highly regarded trial court in Manhattan that exclusively hears complex commercial cases with a minimum of $150,000 in dispute. As a judicial clerk, Adam assisted in a broad array of cases, including commercial contract and corporate governance disputes, commercial finance and banking transactions, claims of misrepresentation and unfair competition, matters arising out of real property transactions, major insurance disputes, and UCC cases. After his clerkship, Adam worked as a litigator at a prestigious Manhattan law firm representing top-tier clients including international investment banks and billion dollar-real estate conglomerates.

Adam’s interest in creditors’ rights and debtors’ protection led him to St. John’s University’s full-time bankruptcy LL.M. program– the only program of its kind in the nation–from which he graduated in 2014. During law school, Adam interned for Justice Matthew Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and the University Venture Fund, an $18 million student-managed venture capital fund.  Adam is licensed to practice in Utah and New York.

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Loan Workouts
  • Secured Transactions
  • LL.M., Bankruptcy, St. John’s University, New York, New York, 2014.
  • Juris Doctor, High Honors, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2010.
  • MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma (top 20% of MBA students), University of Utah, 2010.
  • Honors B.A., University of Utah, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006.
  • Utah Law Review: Articles Editor, 2009-2010; staff member, 2008-2009.
  • Marriner Eccles Political Economy Fellow, 2009-2010; $22,000 grant to research credit default swap regulation.
  • Quinney Research and Writing Fellow, 2008-2009; assisted two members of law faculty with publication work.
  • Dean’s Award of Excellence (highest grade in course): Real Estate Workouts and Bankruptcy; Secured Transactions and Bankruptcy.
  • Should Insider Trading in Credit Default Swap Markets be Regulated? The Landmark Significance of SEC v. Rorech.  DEPAUL BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW JOURNAL (2011).
  • An Economic Analysis and Legal Framework for Credit Default Swap Regulation. NORTH CAROLINA BANKING INSTITUTE (2010).
  • Compensating Defrauded Investors While Preserving the SEC’s Mission of Deterrence: A Call for Congress to Counteract the Troubling Consequences of Stoneridge.  UTAH LAW REVIEW (2009).