Adam J. Gwaltney

Adam J. Gwaltney is an experienced transactional attorney within the Mergers and Acquisitions and Public Finance practice areas. He represents both privately held and publicly traded companies in a variety of corporate and financial matters, including corporate acquisitions, sales, mergers, restructurings and governance issues. He also works with states and state agencies in the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. Adam brings value to his clients by providing sound legal advice with practical applications.

What do you focus on?

In addition to my general corporate work, I focus my practice on working with clients in three principal areas:

Mergers and Acquisitions

I work with companies of all sizes and advise them on strategic opportunities related to their businesses. I assist my clients in the negotiation and preparation of both stock and asset purchase agreements, formation of joint ventures and private equity transactions.

Public Finance

I serve as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds for nonprofit institutions including hospitals, colleges and private secondary schools.  I have worked closely with states, state agencies and other governmental entities in various public finance matters.

I work with clients on negotiating, drafting and reviewing complex loan and trust agreements and master indentures, including multi-modal structures with various forms of credit enhancement, public offering documents and closing documentation.


I offer extensive experience advising publicly traded companies on compliance with SEC rules, NYSE and NASDAQ exchange requirements and other securities laws and regulations.

What do you see on the horizon?

I believe clients are going to see big changes in international trade regulations, which will impact how they do business. New policies could cause companies to close international operations and move those operations to the United States in order to avoid tariffs and adverse tax consequences. While it will benefit employment in the United States, it could negatively impact revenue for some companies as a result of increased operational costs.

Pandemic prompts urgent review of overlooked contractual clause

Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly | March 26, 2020

Providence Corporate partner Adam Gwaltney weighs in on the implication of force majeure clauses, particularly in cross-border contracts. These boilerplate clauses are becoming a popular topic as businesses consider the possibility they may not be able to fill contractual obligations as a result of coronavirus.


Adam J. Gwaltney



Phone: 401-454-1128


Phone: 617-345-1028

Fax: 844-792-8429

Boston College Law School, J.D.

University of Rhode Island, B.A.


Rhode Island

  • Selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 in the field of Corporate Law; listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
  • Recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Corporate/Commercial

Adam is a member of the American and Rhode Island bar associations and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Adam is also involved with the University of Rhode Island Alumni Association.

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