Biography

Adam Shub is a partner in Preti Flaherty’s Litigation and Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights & Business Restructuring Practice Groups. His practice focuses on representing banks, lenders, loan servicers, and creditors in commercial loan workouts and all types of complex disputes in state and federal court. Since the foreclosure crisis, Adam emerged as a leading advocate for lenders challenged by Maine’s evolving law on the enforcement of mortgages. He has argued and won several cases before Maine’s Supreme Court. Adam has also successfully defended or negotiated favorable settlements in lender liability actions and matters alleging violations of federal mortgage servicing guidelines and fair debt collection practices.

Adam also specializes in litigating real estate disputes. This includes the representation of title insurance companies, businesses, and Mainers protecting their property rights. Adam recently won at trial on behalf of a group of oceanfront property owners who were denied beach access by a neighbor. The property owners’ rights to the beach were secured and the court awarded money damages. His practice also includes the representation of commercial landlords and clients who need help to recover money owed for goods and services.

Prior to his legal career, Adam was an award-winning broadcast journalist. He was a news anchor and reporter at television stations in Bangor, Maine and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Professional Activities

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Maine Bankers Association
    • Commercial Lending Committee
    • Collections Committee
  • Maine Justice Foundation
    • Bar Fellow

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Maine Real Estate Commission (2013 - 2019)
    • 2019 - Chairman
    • 2018 - Vice-Chairman
    • 2015 - Chairman
  • Yarmouth Little League - President
  • Yarmouth Community Services - Youth Coach

Firm Highlights

Publication

The Potential of the Blockchain for Asset Protection Planning

While many legal scholars focus on the challenges and complications seemingly inherent to blockchain and cryptocurrency, others look past the fear and see potential. In this article for Cumberland Law Review , Ian Huyett and Brian Quirk...

Publication

WC Alert: Recent Developments from Maine's Workers' Compensation Board

Frank A. Graf, MD, Reappointed to Approved List of § 312 Examiners At the February 11 meeting of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board, Frank Graf, MD, was reappointed to the list of approved § 312...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

Publication

Litigation and Arbitration Venue Provisions in Construction Contracts: When and How They Work

Venue and choice-of-law provisions are fairly standard in construction contacts, but can be overlooked due to their location within a contract. When drafted effectively, these provisions can help limit uncertainty about where and how...

Event

2020 Employment Breakfast Series: Strengthening Your Company's Management of Accommodation Requests

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

Event

2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

Press Coverage

Bangor superintendent blocked BDN reporter on Twitter after critical news coverage

In an apparent violation of the First Amendment, Bangor schools superintendent Betsy Webb temporarily blocked a journalist on Twitter following a report that news of a student suicide was announced over the loudspeaker at...

News

David B. Van Slyke Named Preti Flaherty Managing Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...