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Adam R. Baird


Adam is the Managing Partner of the Spokane, Washington office and is a member in the firm’s National Public Finance Tax Department. He focuses his practice on tax law, public finance, and various kinds of tax-exempt transactions permitted by Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code.  

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 state and local governments, tribal governments, various types of for-profit borrowers, universities, charter schools, non-profit organizations, governmental and qualified private activity bond issuers, banks, and multifamily and single-family housing bond issuers. 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) non-profit organizations on tax matters related to their formation, operation, ongoing compliance, and dissolution. 

In addition to his work at Kutak Rock, Adam regularly works as an adjunct professor at the Gonzaga University School of Law and has been involved in several presentations and projects for the National Association of Bond Lawyers on topics related to federal tax issues applicable to municipal bonds.  

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