Women's History Month: Alice Adams



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March 31, 2020

In celebration of Women's History Month, Robinson Bradshaw is highlighting women from the firm throughout March. Meet Alice Adams, a public finance attorney.

Describe what you do at Robinson Bradshaw. 

By serving as bond counsel, underwriters' counsel and borrower's counsel, I primarily help nonprofit health care organizations, such as hospitals and retirement communities, obtain financing for projects through the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds.  

What do you most enjoy about your job?

I most enjoy the environment in which I work, meaning the atmosphere and philosophy at Robinson Bradshaw that we are all here to serve OUR clients by doing the highest quality of work possible. I also enjoy knowing that my work is ultimately helping communities by providing better health care and senior living facilities.    

What advice do you have for other women in the workplace?

You can "have it all," but not all at the same time. Recognize that your career is a lifelong one with different stages, and try not to miss out on the stages in your personal life that can never be repeated. Make exercise and sleep a priority because being unhealthy is detrimental to you and your clients eventually, even if it seems necessary in the short run.        

Who is your female role model and why?

My mother. During her life (1931-2019), she never owned a microwave, used a computer or pumped her own gas, but taught me that women can do and be anything they want to be. She was never shy about voicing her opinions, but always did so politely. She taught me the importance of vacations, wine, good food and doing things that bring you joy on a daily basis.       

Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn't learn from your website bio.

I really wanted to be a stage actress, but law seemed more sensible.    

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