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Adam J. Tutaj

111 East Kilbourn Avenue, 19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
P 414.273.1300
F 414.273.5840

Adam J. Tutaj is a shareholder of the firm and concentrates his practice in the areas of business, tax and health law. Since joining the firm in 1999, he has developed his practice as “general counsel” to clients in a wide range of industries, including: manufacturing concerns, physician groups, dental practices, real estate developers, and tax-exempt organizations of all sizes.

Adam is a frequent speaker and author on the issues of tax law, health law, and business transactions, and is a regular columnist for CCH's Journal of Passthrough Entities.

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  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2014 - 2020)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Top-Rated Lawyer in Healthcare Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ (2013, 2016)



Speeches & Publications

Presenter, Choosing a Form of Business Entity: Principal Considerations, Including the Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference (June 21, 2018)

Presenter, Tax Treatment of Settlements and Judgments in Employment Law Claims, State Bar of Wisconsin Labor & Employment Law Section CLE Luncheon (April 2018)

Program Chair and Presenter, Choosing & Forming the Right Business Entity for Your Clients, State Bar of Wisconsin (June 2017)

Presenter, Wisconsin’s Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine: Dead Letter, Trap for the Unwary, or Both?, State Bar of Wisconsin (August 2015)

Author, New IRS Memo Offers Insights on Application of ‘Limited Partner’ Exclusion for Self-Employment Tax, Milwaukee Bar Association Messenger, Vol. 4 (Winter 2014)

Author, Protecting Your Identity:  Structuring Techniques for Preserving an Entity’s Existing Employer Identification Number in Cross-Species Mergers and Conversions, Journal of Passthrough Entities (July/August 2014)

Speaker, Buying and Selling a Medical Practice:  A Transactional Perspective, State Bar of Wisconsin Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute (August 23, 2013)

Speaker, The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Act: A Proposal for Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin Real Estate & Business Law Institute (June 13, 2013)

Author, Choice of Entity Considerations for 501(c)(3) Organizations: More Than Meets the Eye, Journal of Passthrough Entities (November/December, 2012)

Speaker, HIPAA & HITECH: Where Are We Now?, State Bar of Wisconsin Health, Labor and Employment Law Institute (August 24, 2012)

Author, Choice of Entity in the Age of Subsidy: Recent Developments in the Tax Treatment of Amounts Received from "Non-Owners" Under Sec. 118 and Common Law Contribution to Capital Theories, Journal of Passthrough Entities (November/December, 2011)

Author, Quantity Measures under the Proposed Medicare Shared Savings Program – A Primer, State Bar of Wisconsin Health Law Section Newsletter (September, 2011)

Speaker, Tax Exempt Considerations for ACO's, American Association of Accountable Care Organizations Webinar Series (July 14, 2011)

Speaker, Operations of ACO's, American Association of Accountable Care Organizations Webinar Series (June 23, 2011)

Speaker, Introduction to HUD/FHA Financing for Real Estate Development, State Bar of Wisconsin Real Estate & Business Law Institute (June 9, 2011)

Author, United States ex. rel. Drakeford v. Tuomey: Will Bad Facts Make for Bad Law?, State Bar of Wisconsin Health Law Section Newsletter (March 2011)

Co-Author (with Thomas J. Nichols), The Impact of Current and Proposed Tax Law Changes on Top Marginal Rates and Related Choice of Entity Considerations, Journal of Passthrough Entities (Nov/Dec 2010)

Speaker, Representing the Wisconsin Closely-Held Business, State Bar of Wisconsin CLE (June 2010)

Speaker, Choice of Entity in Wisconsin:  New and Old Considerations in Light of Recent and Pending Developments, State Bar of Wisconsin 33rd Annual Corporate Practice Institute (December 2009)

Author, Disregarded, But Not Forgotten: The Treatment of Disregarded Single Member LLCs for Employment Tax Purposes, 12 J. Pass-through Entities 7 (November/December 2009)

Speaker, Ethical Dimensions of Advising Clients About Record Retention Policies, Milwaukee Bar Association Health Law Section CLE (March 20, 2008)

Moderator, Medical Tourism Meets Health Law: A U.S. - EU Dialogue, University of Wisconsin International Law Journal CLE Presentation (March 7, 2008)

Speaker, Ethical Considerations in Advising Clients Regarding the Preservation, Destruction and Production of Records and Other Information, State Bar of Wisconsin 2008 Health Law CLE (February 8, 2008)

Speaker, Just Outside the Event Horizon:  Restrictive Covenants Beyond the Scope of Wis. Stat. § 103.465, State Bar of Wisconsin 31st Annual Corporate Practice Institute (December 4, 2007)

Co-Author (with Thomas J. Nichols), Adjusted Basis and the Corporate Level Tax Accounts:  The Foundations of S Corporation Tax Planning, 10 J. Pass-through Entities 1 (January-February 2007)

Speaker, Critical Legal Issues for Exempt Organizations in Wisconsin, National Business Institute CLE (April 2006)

Co-Author (with Thomas J. Nichols), Planning with the Flow-through and Distribution Rules Under Subchapter S, New York University 63rd Institute on Federal Taxation (2005)

Speaker, Wisconsin Nonprofits:  Tax and Business Answers, National Business Institute CLE (December 2005)

Speaker, Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in Wisconsin, National Business Institute CLE (March 2004)

Speaker, Favorable New Developments in the Income Tax Treatment of Plaintiffs’ Attorneys’ Fees & Expenses:  Planning & Drafting Retainer and Settlement Agreements to Optimize Results for You and Your Client, Milwaukee Bar Association Civil Litigation Section CLE (March 14, 2000)

Author, Intrusion Upon Seclusion:  Bringing an “Otherwise” Valid Cause of Action into the 21st Century, 82 Marq. L. Rev. 665 (1999)

Professional Organizations

  • Milwaukee Bar Association

Taxation Section, Former Co-Chair

  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Health Law Section, Former Chair; Business Law Section, Co-chair of Subcommittee on LLCs

  • American Bar Association

Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations; Tax Law Section; Business Law Section; Health Law Section

  • Small Business Council of America
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Community/Civic Activities

  • Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation, Director and Secretary (2014 - Present)

  • The Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation, Director and Vice President (2008 - Present)

  • Vital Voices for Mental Health, Former Director, past chairperson (2001 - 2005)