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Adam J. Grais advises businesses and their owners on structuring transactions and in addressing complex federal income tax issues. He represents individuals, closely held businesses, startup companies and family offices. Other law firms frequently turn to Adam as co-counsel for their clients’ tax matters and as a consulting expert witness. During his career, Adam has counseled clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business formations, capital raises and compensation-related matters involving partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and trusts. He has worked in both private law firms and closely held businesses, including the tax department of a global law firm and as in-house counsel to the financial group of Chicago’s Pritzker family. Adam's clients appreciate the depth and diversity of his experience in tax, corporate and family business matters. Adam teams with other attorneys in addressing income tax issues in business transactions and estate plans, develops strategies for addressing tax issues related to loan workouts, assists clients in structuring compensation plans including deferred compensation plans, negotiates executive compensation packages, and represents clients in tax disputes before the Internal Revenue Service.