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Adam S. Fayne

Partner at Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Chicago, Illinois
Adam S. Fayne is a tax attorney who helps businesses and individuals with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and tax planning both domestically and internationally. He also handles a variety of white collar criminal matters, both federal and state particularly involving civil and criminal tax fraud, including tax evasion, money laundering and offshore tax compliance. Adam's knowledge of tax law is informed by his former role as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service.

In addition to his tax practice, Adam acts as a trusted advisor to many companies and individuals, nationally and internationally. In this role, he frequently acts as a de facto general counselor to management or in-house general counsel. Adam advises these clients on a wide range of legal matters including mergers and acquisitions, employment, compliance, litigation, personal injury, vendor contract review and negotiations, employment benefits, financing, real estate, and other matters related to their day-to-day corporate activities.

About Me

What professional recognitions do you have?
Recognized as a 2016 Rising Star by Law360, one of five tax attorneys in the nation

Recognized as a 2015 Emerging Lawyer by the publication, Leading Lawyers. This distinction has been earned by fewer than 2% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.

Recognized as a 2011 and 2012 Rising Star by the publication, Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers awards this distinction to the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40.
What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Guiding Clients Through Legal Matters While They're Abroad, Options Available for Noncompliant Taxpayers - Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative and Its Available Devices, IRC Section 183 Hobby Loss Rules, Factors to Determine Activity for Profit or Hobby, No Profit Motive = Section 183 Limited Deductions and many others


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Association Position
American Bar Association Member
Jewish Federations of North America National Young Leadership Cabinet Member
Chicago Bar Association Member


School Degree Graduation Year
University of Arizona B.A. 1999
Chicago-Kent College of Law J.D. 2003

Contact Information

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200

Chicago, IL 60601