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Adam R. Baird


Adam is a partner in the Spokane office and a member of the firm’s Public Finance Tax Department. He focuses on tax law, public finance, and the financial transactions permitted by Sections 103 and 141-150 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. 

Adam’s legal experience includes providing representation as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, bank counsel, borrower’s counsel, developer’s counsel, and special tax counsel, which includes providing advice on tax, municipal finance, and regulatory matters on a variety of tax-exempt bond transactions. His clients include governmental and qualified private activity bond issuers, banks, various types of non-profit universities, charter schools, and organizations, multifamily housing bond issuers and developers, and various state housing finance authorities involved in issuing single-family mortgage revenue bonds. He also represents issuers and borrowers in Internal Revenue Service audits of tax-exempt bond transactions, and regularly advises and represents Section 501(c)(3) organizations on tax matters related to their formation, operation, ongoing compliance, and dissolution. 

In addition to his work at Kutak Rock, Adam has worked as an adjunct professor at the Gonzaga University School of Law and been involved in several presentations and projects for the National Association of Bond Lawyers.