Overview

Adam Kool is a tax partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Adam has a broad-based practice, and handles a wide range of complex transactions, focusing on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and spin-offs, both domestic and cross-border. Adam also advises clients on the tax aspects of securities issuances, real estate investments, bankruptcy and restructuring, and investment fund formation. In 2020 & 2023, Adam was recognized in The Legal 500 United States for his work in International Tax and US Taxes: Non-Contentious.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

A Close Look At The Latest Anti-Inversion Guidance,” Law360, December 2015

Martin D. Ginsburg, Jack S. Levin and Donald E. Rocap, Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts (updated semi-annually) (contributor)

Seminars

“Minimizing Tax Burdens of Closely Held Business Owners in Light of New Section 199A,” American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, 2018 May Meeting

“Structuring and Negotiating LBOs,” University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Private Equity/Venture Capital Seminar, 2016

Recognition

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for International Tax and US Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2020 & 2023

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois
  • New York

Education

  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.
    Managing Editor, Stanford Law Review
  • Grand Valley State UniversityB.A., International Relations