Adam Wilk represents and counsels clients in connection with large-scale transactional matters including the purchase and sale of companies and commercial real estate assets, the finance, refinance and restructuring of credit facilities and the formation of business entities for individuals and joint ventures. In addition, Mr. Wilk serves as general counsel for a wide variety of businesses, assisting in more standard operational matters including the draft, review and negotiation of service contracts, resolving internal and third party disputes and assisting with other day-to-day matters.
Mr. Wilk received a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Following graduation, he started his career with Bracewell & Giuliani where his practice was focused on real estate and finance transactions. As an associate with an international law firm, Mr. Wilk gained experience working on all aspects of the construction, finance, restructuring, leasing, acquisition and divestiture of commercial real estate assets, involving a variety of asset types in multiple jurisdictions. In addition, Mr. Wilk represented lenders and borrowers in the negotiation of loans and represented lenders in the foreclosures of assets.
Mr. Wilk was later hired to serve as general counsel for a full-service real estate firm whose portfolio consisted primarily of hotels and commercial office buildings. In addition to taking a leadership role in the management, operation and leasing activities, Mr. Wilk oversaw the acquisition of over 40 commercial real estate sites valued at over $725 million, including a 20 hotel, multi-state portfolio, identified by Real Estate Alert as one of the 5 largest hotel transactions in 2007. During this time, Mr. Wilk also assisted with the organization of the firm’s investment vehicles, including on-book partnerships, private placements, tenant-in-common/ Delaware Statutory Trust structures and a publically registered real estate investment trust.
Since returning to private practice in 2010, Mr. Wilk has continued to focus his practice on complex real estate transactions, but has leveraged his unique experience as general counsel to provide similar services to a variety of small and mid-size companies. Mr. Wilk’s clients include large estate holding companies, developers, management companies, hotels, assisting living facilities, trade associations, midstream service providers and marketing firms.