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Adam Abrahams

Specialties:

  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Matters
  • Entity Formation
  • Business Transactions
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Protection of Assets

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ADAM ABRAHAMS
PRINCIPAL

 

Adam Abrahams is a Partner in the law firm of Meyers Hurvitz Abrahams LLC, located in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in Tax Planning, Tax Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate matters. Adam helps clients meet their legal and tax planning goals and objectives in the areas of business tax planning, entity formation, business transactions, wealth preservation, protection of assets, estate planning and probate estates. He also advises clients who have been contacted by the IRS regarding an audit or dispute of a tax return or a tax assessment. Adam represents individuals and businesses in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Ohio.

Adam has over 24 years of substantive legal experience. In addition to a law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Adam has an Advanced Degree in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. Adam is licensed in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Ohio. Additionally, Adam is admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the Federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court (see press release).

Throughout his legal career, Adam has been invited to speak by numerous law firms and organizations and has conducted presentations on Tax Issues in Divorce proceedings, Formation of Business Entities, Estate Planning Roadmap and Trusts, Digital Estate Planning, Cannabis Law, Self-Employment Tax Issues, Buy-Sell Agreements and several other estate planning topics.

Adam has published in numerous tax-related publications including: “Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts as an Effective Estate Tax Reduction Technique” in The Practical Tax Lawyer (Summer 2013) and ABA Section of Taxation News Quarterly (Summer 2013); “Employment Cases and Planning Implications” in the ABA Tax Times (November, 2017); “Medical Cannabis Business Operations: How can business owners navigate the Tax and Banking Minefields” in Bloomberg Tax (Tax Management Memorandum – February 4, 2019); “Graegin Loans – Another Way to Reduce Estate Tax” in Bloomberg Tax (Tax Management Memorandum – May 2, 2019).

Adam is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Taxation and Real Property/Trusts and Estates, as well as a member of the Maryland Bar Association, Section of Taxation and the DC Bar Association, Section of Taxation. Adam has served as a panelist discussing a variety of tax issues including self-employment taxes and planning implications (ABA Tax Section meeting, Austin, Texas 2017), business and tax issues regarding medical cannabis businesses (ABA Tax Section Conferences in 2018 San Diego, CA and in 2019 New Orleans, LA), and Buy-Sell Agreements for business succession planning (New Orleans, 2019; Montgomery County Bar Association May 2019); Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and S-Corporation/Trusts as Owners of Business Entities (ABA Tax Section Conference in Boca Raton, Florida 2020); Client Misbehavior (ABA Tax Section Virtual Conference 2020); Tax Considerations for Financially Distressed Businesses (ABA Tax Section Virtual Conference 2021). Adam has also conducted presentations on §199A (Qualified Business Income) in front of the Maryland Association of CPAs in November 2019 and Cannabis – Taxation and Banking Issues in front of the National Business Institute in December 2019.

Adam has served as a member of the Maryland Bar Tax Section Council since January 2019, working with the Tax Council Legal Education and Special Program Committees. In July 2019, Adam accepted an appointment as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section Closely Held Businesses Committee. Adam also serves as the ABA Publications liaison for the committee. On July 1, 2021, Adam will become Chair of the Closely Held Businesses Committee.

Adam currently lives in Kensington, Maryland with his wife, Joanna and his two daughters, Eliana and Kayla.

 

Education

  • LL.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • B.S Miami University


Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court


Appearances

August 21, 2018

...Adam Abrahams was recommended to me by a friend. After reviewing my will, he made some suggestions and drafted a new financial power of attorney. All in all, it took only a few days and his fees were very reasonable. Adam took the time to explain to me what he was doing and why and he made sure I understood him. I really appreciated this. I have recommended him to several friends and they have been pleased with his work for them.

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