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Adam M. Handler

Adam M. Handler

PwC

Los Angeles, CA, USA


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 over 29 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.

Education.  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.

Publications.  Adam’s publications include “What Were You Thinking? Intent Drives Taxability of Exchanges of Houses” in NYU 71st Institute on Federal Taxation, "The Trouble with Troubled Partnerships"  in the 2011 issue of Major Tax Planning; "How to be Creative in Solving Legal Problems" in the September 1, 2011 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal; "Exchanges and Partnerships" in NYU 69th Institute on Federal Taxation, "Infrastructure Investment Trusts:  A Proposal for Attracting Capital" in the March 2, 2009 issue of Tax Notes; “Hot Like-Kind Exchange Issues” in the 2005 issue of Major Tax Planning; “Foreign Equity Investment in Real Estate Investment Trusts” in the March 1999 issue of International Legal Strategy (Japanese); “Planning for Taxable Acquisitions Involving Real Estate Investment Trusts” in the July 1997 issue of The Journal of Taxation; “Section 108(c), the OID Rules and Other Tricks and Traps of Real Estate Workouts” in the 1995 issue of Major Tax Planning; “Empowerment Zones and Other Business Incentives May Provide Only Limited Benefits” in the November 1993 issue of The Journal of Taxation; “Proposed Regulations Coordinate Deferred Exchange and Installment Sale Rules” in the July 1993 issue of The Journal of Taxation; and “Final Regulations on Deferred Like-Kind Exchanges Provide Additional Clarifications” in the July 1991 issue of The Journal of Taxation.

Adam M. Handler is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Chapter 8: The Trouble with Troubled Partnerships - 16th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum 2014 , Thursday, February 06, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Transactions Involving Real Estate - Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems - Real Estate Tax Forum 2014 (16th Annual) , Friday, February 07, 2014
Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Real Estate Tax Forum 2014 (16th Annual) , Friday, February 07, 2014
The Troubled Partnership - Workouts and Debt Restructurings - Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014 , Friday, June 13, 2014
Transcripts  Transcripts Transactions Involving Real Estate - Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems - Transactions Involving Real Estate - Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems , Friday, February 07, 2014
Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Workouts and Debt Restructuring , Friday, February 07, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 16th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum: Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Workouts and Debt Restructuring , Wednesday, February 12, 2014
16th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum: Transactions Involving Real Estate - Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems - Transactions Involving Real Estate - Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems , Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014: The Troubled Partnership - Workouts and Debt Restructurings - The Troubled Partnership - Workouts and Debt Restructurings , Friday, June 13, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg 16th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum: Workouts and Debt Restructuring - Workouts and Debt Restructuring , Wednesday, February 12, 2014
16th Annual Real Estate Tax Forum: Transactions Involving Real Estate - Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems - Transactions Involving Real Estate - Practical Solutions to Everyday Problems , Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014: - The Troubled Partnership - Workouts and Debt Restructurings , Friday, June 13, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Real Estate Tax Forum 2014 (16th Annual) , Thursday, February 20, 2014 , New York, NY
Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014 , Tuesday, June 24, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
LiveSeminar  Live Seminar Real Estate Tax Forum (16th Annual) , Thursday, February 06, 2014 , New York, NY
Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2014 , Tuesday, June 10, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
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