Adam provides counsel to local governments on issues that arise on a day-to-day basis, with a focus on public finance, zoning and economic development, real estate law, and telecommunications.
Adam combines his experience in economic development and public finance to counsel municipalities on the leveraging of public debt financing and private investment to create new public improvements and enhance economic development opportunities. He has helped to organize a number of special service areas, business redevelopment districts and tax increment financing (TIF) districts. Adam also serves as issuer's counsel for the sale of general obligation, revenue and alternate revenue bonds. With respect to general public finance, Adam has presented seminars and counsels the firm's clients on the preparation and calculation of the annual tax levy, preparation of the annual budget ordinance and cooperates with independent financial advisors to create capital expenditure plans. He has also counseled a number of clients on successful referendum campaigns related to capital improvements and increases in the limiting rate and debt service extension base.
Adam also counsels the firm’s clients on cellular zoning and ground leases, right-of-way management and franchising. Related to this interest, Adam has lectured or written on topics ranging from municipal broadband authority, federal preemption of local zoning authority over satellite dishes and cellular antennas, and E-mail and Internet use policies.