Tyler J. Adams


Tyler is a thoughtful and proactive business attorney and advisor whose background has helped shape his wide-ranging practice. As a former in-house attorney, he understands the effort it takes to make a business successful, knows how to prioritize ultimate business objectives, and appreciates the challenges his clients face hiring counsel. He strives to be the type of lawyer he’d want to hire

His easygoing personality and sharp intelligence are appreciated by clients and colleagues. Tyler genuinely cares that his clients’ businesses succeed—his clients feel he is an important member of their team and someone they can rely on for strategic advice to help secure and grow their business.

When he’s not working, you can find him on a trail or at the park with his dogs (two German Shepherds), golfing, playing a pick-up game of whatever is going on at the local park, enjoying a frosty beverage at one of St. Paul’s neighborhood watering holes, or reading a book.

  • Key Practice and Industry Experience
  • Representative Matters
  • Recognitions and Honors
  • Community Involvement

Key Practice Experience

Corporate Transactions

Commercial Transactions

Real Estate & Construction

  • Commercial leasing
  • Acquisition and divestment
  • Real estate and project finance
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Construction and design contracting
  • Construction collections procedures

Key Industry Experience

  • Health Care
  • Construction
  • Software
  • Industrial/manufacturing
  • Higher education
  • Real estate
  • Insurance industry regulation
  • Retail
  • Nonprofits

Representative Matters

  • Represented a mid-size international company through all aspects of expansion into numerous facilities across the country (including: site due diligence, leasing, vendor and service contracting, and build-out).
  • Assisted a hospital system in the acquisition of an independent practice.
  • Represented a real estate holding company in the development and implementation of a comprehensive portfolio refinancing plan.
  • Represented a healthcare industry client in the formation of a joint venture for the provision of services abroad.
  • Represented a national construction client in the development and implementation of a multi-state “best practice” collections procedures guide.
  • Represented a client with due diligence, regulatory compliance and acquisition of an existing nation-wide third party administrator.
  • Represented a client in the implementation of a long-term entity restructure plan, including: new formations, dissolutions, and mergers.
  • Represented a client in the development and implementation of customized form construction and design contracts for use with builders and architects throughout the country.
  • Represented a software developer in licensing its products to third party distributors.
  • Represented a local entrepreneur with the formation of a business with multiple investor partners, developing organizational guidelines, and “end-game” planning.
  • Represented a client in the development and implementation of Purchase Agreements with international equipment suppliers.

Recognitions and Honors

  • Mitchell Fellow, William Mitchell College of Law
  • CALI Award: Construction Law, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Vale Corporate Law Appellate Moot Court, William Mitchell College of Law

Professional Associations

  • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Community Engagement

  • Former HOME Line volunteer providing free advice to Minnesota renters
  • Leadership Saint Paul Class of 2014