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.


Thought Leadership


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)


“Structuring Leveraged Buyouts (“LBOS”),” Practising Law Institute (PLI), Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2023 Conference, October 25, 2023

“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


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


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • Illinois (retired)


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