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Adam Cohen


555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Adam Cohen provides strategic advice to clients about the tax aspects of structuring the formation, acquisition, disposition, operation, and liquidation of businesses, with a principal focus on fund formation.

He is a vital member of fund formation, corporate, merger and acquisition, master limited partnership, and real estate deal teams, working closely with other lawyers in the firm to achieve clients’ transactional goals.

Adam counsels a number of funds focused on investing in various sectors of the economy, including hedge funds, venture capital funds, oil and gas funds, and real estate funds. He has published a number of papers on the
emerging area of “qualified opportunity funds.”

Adam has sophisticated expertise counseling clients on renewable energy and low-income housing tax credit projects and he is a sought-after, industry-leading speaker on the topics of opportunity zones, renewable energy tax incentives, and partnerships. 

Adam is a quarterly columnist for the Journal of Passthrough Entities and he co-chairs the firm’s MLP and Multifamily and Affordable Housing Development practices.


  • Opportunity Zones
  • Choice of entity
  • Equity compensation
  • Transaction structuring
  • M&A tax advice
  • Credit qualification advice and opinions
  • Fund structuring
  • Investor structuring and tax
  • Master Limited Partnerships – acquisition, offerings, drop-downs, and qualifying income issues



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Larry M. Katz Distinguished Service Award by the ABA Section of Taxation Partnerships and LLCs Committee Recipient, 2018
  • Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Tax Law, 2006-2020
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Tax, 2014-2020
  • Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2011-2013
  • Opportunity Zone Magazine, Top 25 Opportunity Zone Attorney, 2019-2020

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American College of Tax Counsel
  • American Bar Association
    Tax Section, Member and Council Director
    Task Force on Carried Interests, Past Chair
    Tax Section Young Lawyers Forum, Past Chair
    Partnerships & LLCs Committee, Past Chair
  • Colorado Bar Association
    Tax Section, Member and Executive Council Past Chair

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