Adam N. Marinelli

Senior Attorney

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”

 ― William G.T. Shedd

Attorney Marinelli joined BoltNagi’s Litigation and Corporate, Tax and Estate Planning Practice Groups in 2014,
focusing on creditors rights, federal and territorial tax controversies, including representation in sensitive audits,
administrative appeals and litigation in the federal and territorial courts and administrative tax tribunals, corporate regulatory compliance, and appellate advocacy.

Before becoming an integral member of the BoltNagi team, Adam served as Counsel for Litigation to the South Carolina Department of Revenue. He represented the State of South Carolina in a variety of tax, regulatory, licensing, and employment law matters in administrative, circuit and appellate courts. While pursuing his law degree, Adam served as Associate Managing Editor of Charleston Law Review.

In addition to being a member of the American Bar Association and its Tax and Litigation Sections, Adam is a member of the Virgin Islands Bar Association and  admitted to the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

His experience includes:

  • Defended a multinational warehouse chain and secured a full jury verdict in premises liability negligence case.
  • Secured territorial licensure for an international financial services entity through administrative appeal after denial by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
  • Defended multiple business clients and secured favorable rulings in administrative labor disputes before the Virgin Islands Department of Labor.
  • Represented several of the largest federally chartered stock savings banks in creditor rights actions and judicial foreclosures.
  • Secured favorable plea deal in pro bono first degree murder case.

To date, Adam has represented a variety of commercial and private clients in civil and administrative cases relating to residential and commercial foreclosures, premises liability defense and general civil litigation. Additionally, he handles tax dispute resolutions for businesses and foreign entities operating in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Published Case

A Call for the Proper Recognition of Habeas Corpus in the 21st Century, 3 Charleston L. Rev. 689 (2009).

Published Cases

 Practice Groups

  • Civil Litigation
  • Corporate, Tax & Estate Planning
  • Creditor Rights
  • Appellate Practice


  • Litigation
  • Creditor Rights
  • Administrative Law
  • Tax Dispute Resolution


  • Charleston School of Law, J.D. (2009)
  • Furman University, B.A. Philosophy (2002)


Bar Admission

  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • South Carolina (Inactive)