Adam Handler specializes in structuring complex business transactions, including partnerships and joint ventures, REITs, mergers and acquisitions, in-bound and out-bound investments and like-kind exchanges. While he specializes structuring transactions involving real estate and real estate companies, during his 28 year career he has advised on a wide variety of transactions in different industries, including a number of significant transactions for opportunity funds, REITs, and companies in the real estate, timber, telecommunications, hospitality and leisure, energy and utility, and technology industries.
Adam is a principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers' National Tax Services and is located in the Los Angeles office. He is a member of the National Tax Services' Transactions and Federal Tax Services Groups where his designated areas of specialties are partnerships and joint ventures, REITs, like-kind exchanges and real estate transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Adam was a tax partner with the Los Angeles office of the international law firm now known as Sidley Austin LLP. Prior to joining Sidley, Adam was an Attorney-Advisor with the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy where his responsibilities included drafting legislation, regulations and rulings involving like-kind exchanges, bankruptcy and insolvency tax issues and reform of the tax penalty system. He is a past chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section's Committee on Sales, Exchanges & Basis (and former vice-chair of the Committee and chair of its Subcommittee on Like-Kind Exchanges), a member of the Government Relations Committee of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and is a frequent speaker and writer on like-kind exchanges, partnerships and joint ventures, REITs and other tax topics.
Adam received a B.S. with distinction in chemistry from Yale University in 1981 where he was graduated Summa cum Laude and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1984. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.