Anthony Adams, Esq. is a talented attorney in private practice in the city of Detroit, Michigan. He has an extensive background in both the public and private sector, and understands the issues facing municipalities, public service corporations and private businesses as they move towards dramatic restructuring of organizational affairs. He has representative a number of clients in complex real estate transactions, business restructuring and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Adams has served as President of Lakeshore Healthcare Investment Group, Inc ("LHG"). LHG is involved in the acquisition, development and management of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers in Detroit. He grew the business from scratch to a 10 million dollar healthcare business. He has also served as Interim Director of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department ("DWSD"). In this capacity he supervised 14 direct reports and administered a budget in excess of 1.3 billion dollars. With a capital budget of 3 billion dollars and 2200 employees it is the largest enterprise agency in the city's organizational structure. As Interim Director, Mr. Adams was instrumental in negotiating with regional leaders about Detroit's continued management, operation and ownership of the third largest public utility in America. He also took the lead in restructuring the Department's organizational structure to maintain continued compliance with mandates imposed on the department by MDEQ and the ongoing federal consent decree. He has also increased maintenance efforts by refocusing resources to improve quality of service in Detroit and worked to improve customer service through increasing the utilization of technology within the department. Prior to his appointment as Interim Director of DWSD, Mr. Adams served as Deputy Mayor for the City of Detroit. In this capacity he had complete oversight responsibility for the City's Public Safety portfolio, which included the Detroit Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Affairs, Corporation Counsel and the Department of Administrative Hearings. He also served as chair of the City's Finance/Budget teams, which monitored the City's fiscal affairs. He also interfaced with the front line departments consisting of the Department of Public Works, General Services Department, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Water and Sewerage, the Airport Department, the Building and Safety Engineering Department, the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, Human Services Department, Municipal Parking Department, the Public Lighting Department and the Recreation Department. He also served as the Mayor's Office liaison with the Detroit Housing Commission, the Historical Society, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Detroit Zoological Society, where he was a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Adams also served as Chairman of the Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Authority, the City's energy from waste facility. Mr. Adams directed the City's exploration of options on how to handle waste and expand recycling opportunities for the city of Detroit. Mr. Adams was a critical participant in discussions to expand Cobo Hall convention facility. Under his leadership the city developed an intermediate plan to expand the facility by 100,000 square feet utilizing Cobo Arena. Mr. Adams was also involved in negotiations with the city of Windsor, Ontario on the creation of the Detroit Tunnel Authority, a transaction designed to eliminate 65 million dollar deficit in Detroit's budget. Mr. Adams was also the lead person in efforts to restructure the Municipal Parking Department to accommodate the relocation of Rock Financial to the site of the Premier Garage, Hudson block. Mr. Adams has also served as the Principal spokesman for the city of Detroit on critical presentations given to rating agencies in both New York, and Chicago, which lead to the city receiving upgrades in its credit rating after its downgrade in 2005. Prior to becoming Deputy Mayor, Mr. Adams served as the General Counsel for the Detroit Public Schools. In this position he was responsible for supervising a staff of 20 and managing more than 25 outside firms to coordinate the legal defense of the school district. He served as the Chief Legal Compliance Officer for the school district. Mr. Adams guided the complete restructuring of the department by introducing computerized document and case management systems, increasing the size of the legal staff from three to ten attorneys, and increasing the professional staff from five to fifty. He formalized the relationship between the Office of Risk Management and the Office of General Counsel to better coordinate efforts to reduce the district's legal exposure and liability. He restructured the outsourcing of legal services and reduced outside counsel budget by $2,000,000. Mr. Adams also directed the DPS Title I program where he supervised a staff of 80 people and directed a budget of more than $250 million dollars, restructuring Title I to deliver more direct services to programs. Prior to becoming General Counsel, Mr. Adams served as Chief Development Attorney for the District. He was responsible for coordinating all development projects and business contracts for the Detroit Public Schools, including the $1.5 billion capital improvement program. He restructured procurement guidelines for the Detroit Public Schools and negotiated condominium documents for the Detroit Public School's purchase of an interest in the historic Fisher Building for its new headquarters. Prior to joining the Detroit Public Schools, Mr. Adams was in private practice with the firm of Segue, Fair, Adams and Pope, PLC. He specialized in real estate development and finance, low income and historic tax credit syndication, construction law, land use planning, and zoning. He worked extensively with private lenders, public housing authorities, and both for-profit and non-profit developers in creating market-rate affordable housing and commercial developments. He served as the Managing Partner of Segue, Fair, Adams and Pope PLC, of Detroit, Michigan, a small full - service firm of 25 professionals and administrative staff. From 1991 - 1993 Mr. Adams was "Of Counsel" to the Dykema Gossett law firm in Detroit, Michigan. He concentrated his practice in real estate development and finance, construction law and local government relations. He developed a land contract mortgage conversion program with Fannie Mae and area lenders to assist public assistance recipients convert existing land contracts into permanent mortgages. Mr. Adams served as an Executive Assistant to the Honorable Coleman A. Young, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1985 - 1991. In this position he served as Senior Advisor coordinating inter - departmental task forces on the development of Victoria Park subdivision, the first residential subdivision constructed in Detroit since 1950, the expansion of Detroit City Airport, which introduced commercial air services at the facility, and the redevelopment of the east side industrial Park area. He also served as an international liaison with Canadian officials on matters involving air and rail transportation and served as the Mayor's representative on the Detroit Building Authority, which had oversight responsibility for all construction projects in the city. Mr. Adams also served as a Federal Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anna Diggs Taylor, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, Wayne State University, and Adjunct Professor of Management, Lawrence University of Technology. Mr. Adams earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Management and Planning from the University of Cincinnati, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Georgetown University, Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Lynn L. Marine-Adams, Esq.
Lynn L. Marine-Adams, Esq., is an outstanding attorney with her primary practice in Wayne County. She is a native Detroiter. Her area of expertise includes probate law, guardianships, conservatorships, wills and trusts. She has been in private practice for over twenty years. She attended the University of Michigan where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communication. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she attended the Ohio State University Moritz School of Law. While in law school, she had the distinction of clerking for the Assistant Dean of the law school and for the city attorney of Dublin, Ohio. When she returned to her hometown, after completing a judicial clerkship, she entered into private practice. While an active member of the Wayne County Probate Court system, Lynn L. Marine-Adams has served as a board member of the Probate and Estate Planning Council for the State Bar of Michigan. She is a past board member of the Wayne County Probate Bar Association. She is active in numerous volunteer activities to promote young people to become self-sufficient and productive members of society. She has served as a volunteer for many career days throughout the Detroit Public School system. She has also been active in volunteering and raising money for the Ruth Ellis Center, an organization devoted to enhancing the lives of youths who are a part of the LGBTQ community. She served as a board member of LIFT, an organization dedicated to restoring self-pride and a sense of responsibility to women and men. She is active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She set on the Planned Giving Advisory Committee for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.