Silicon Valley Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Frederic J. Adam (“Fred”) has joined the firm’s Tax & Individual Planning Practice as a partner in its Silicon Valley office. Prior to joining Foley, Fred was a tax partner in the International Corporate Tax group of KPMG LLP.

With more than 18 years of experience, Fred has handled complex international tax matters for companies in a variety of industries including private equity, financial services, retail, pharmaceutical and life sciences. He has advised corporations and individuals on high-level international inbound and outbound tax planning and the various tax issues involved with mergers and acquisitions, post transaction integration services, and management of large and small projects on a global scale.  Additionally, Fred has represented clients large and small in relation to domestic transactional tax issues and tax controversy matters through audit and appeals.

“Fred has a well-established presence in Silicon Valley and a distinguished track record handling international tax matters on behalf of his broad client base,” said Paul A. Stewart, managing partner of Foley's Silicon Valley office. “His vast experience will be a valuable resource to our local office as well as the firm’s national tax practice.”

“Fred’s extensive background in tax planning will strengthen Foley’s already impressive national tax practice,” said John B. Palmer, chair of Foley’s national Tax Department. “We are excited to have an attorney of Fred’s caliber join our talented team.”

Fred has recently led large tax planning and implementation projects for clients involving intellectual property and other related technical issues. During his career, he has conducted a wide range of tax services, including earnings and profits and foreign tax credit planning reviews for both private and public corporations.

He received a J.D. at the University of Denver College of Law with Honors, and an LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Before entering private practice, Fred served as attorney-advisor to the Honorable William M. Fay of the U.S. Tax Court.

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