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Adam M. Cohen


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

Adam is a trusted advisor to institutional investors, fund managers, and companies in fund formation, real estate, energy, and transactions.

He is a vital leader in 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.

Institutional investors seek Adam’s counsel when investing in funds focused on various sectors of the economy, including hedge funds, venture capital funds, oil and gas funds, and real estate funds and assists fund managers in establishing funds in these sectors.

Adam counsels clients on renewable energy and low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects and funds. He is a sought-after, industry-leading speaker and has published frequently on the topics of opportunity zones, renewable energy tax incentives, and partnerships. 

Adam is a contributing editor for the "Shop Talk" column of Journal of Taxation and he co-chairs the firm’s Fund Formation, MLP, and Multifamily and Affordable Housing Development practices.


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

Client Results

  • Assisted with placing over $1 billion each year for institutional investors in investment funds

  • Led formation of real estate funds, which raised over $100 million in capital

  • SM Energy Company exchange of outstanding debt for approximately $447 million in new notes and warrants, reducing the company’s total indebtedness by $272 million.

  • DCP Midstream Partners, LP in connection with its $500,000,000 an underwritten public debt offering.



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, Tax, 2020-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Tax Law, 2006-2022; Trusts and Estates, 2021, 2022
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Tax, 2014-2021
  • Colorado Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2011-2013
  • Opportunity Zone Magazine, Top 25 Opportunity Zone Attorney, 2019-2020
  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyers, Tax: Corporate, 2021, 2022

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American College of Tax Counsel, Regent for the Tenth Circuit
  • 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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