New York City attorney Adam Loeber didn’t always live in New York – or the United States for that matter. He was born in Munich, then
West Germany, in 1975. His early life was comfortable. His father was a
dentist and his mother an accountant for a local insurance company, so
they were able to provide a comfortable home for him and his siblings.
Adam’s early life was only dimmed somewhat by the fear and tension that
gripped Germany during the political turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s.
Though he was never in any danger, West and East Germany were not
amicable neighbors, and the threat of a Soviet invasion made every West
German family at least somewhat nervous about the news headlines. While
it influenced how Adam views the world today, it ultimately did not dim
his worldview or early life.
Adam attended high school in Germany, where he achieved excellent marks
in classes and planned to attend a prestigious German university. His
plans changed, however, when he decided to apply to Columbia University
on a whim. Not only did Columbia accept him to their college, but they
also provided him with a full scholarship for merit, as well.
Moving to the U.S. was a tough transition for Adam, although it was made
easier because he was already fluent in English. His grandfather was an
English gold trader, so his parents both taught Adam in a bilingual
home. Getting over the culture shock, however, Adam made fast friends
with his peers, even meeting his future wife Mary in a history course
they both shared through a mutual friend Alexandro Sachs.