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Adam M. Kessler

fax +1 313.309.6898

Adam M. Kessler focuses his practice on real estate development/leasing projects and estate planning as well as a wide range of legal matters including litigation, mergers and acquisitions, formation and structuring of business entities, and general corporate transactions.

Adam has extensive experience in the sale, acquisition, development and leasing of residential, retail, office, industrial and other commercial projects. He has represented clients in complex transactions involving commercial properties located in several states, and projects involving the utilization of tax credits and public and quasi-public funding. He also has represented institutional lenders as well as commercial borrowers in connection with the financing of commercial and residential properties.

He advises established and emerging businesses on the various issues faced throughout a company’s life cycle, including formation, capitalization, equity investment, commercial transactions, debt financing, acquisitions, divestitures and succession planning. Adam has counseled numerous parties through the formation and structuring of new entities and ventures, and has experience in drafting and negotiating limited liability company agreements, partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements and other organizational documents.

Adam works extensively with individuals on estate planning, tax planning and probate matters of all sizes. He counsels clients on the various wealth preservation strategies which are available to high net worth individuals. He has also represented beneficiaries or fiduciaries in complex estate contests and trust disputes.


J.D., Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
B.S., Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana


The Detroit Jewish News “36 Under 36” (2018)

Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, Real Estate (2021)


Board President/Director, Michigan Chapter of Imerman Angels

Director, Michigan Urban Farming Initiative

Director, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Birmingham Community House’s President’s Advisory Council

Detroit Institute of Arts Founders Junior Council

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

Michigan Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
Pro Hac Vice - U.S. District Ct., District of Oregon
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Missouri