Adam leads J.P. Morgan Wealth Management's Wealth Planning and Advice team, which is responsible for wealth planning, thought leadership, and strategic planning for individual clients. This national team of former practicing lawyers provides expertise in estate and tax planning strategies1, retirement planning, restricted and control stock and stock option management, business succession planning, pre- and post- transactional planning, concentrated position management, and other personal planning strategies. The team provides internal training to the J.P. Morgan Wealth Management sales force on these topics and also creates content for distribution to the public.
Prior to his current role, Adam led the Wealth Management department for J.P. Morgan Securities and for Bear Stearns. He has extensive experience with sophisticated family business and succession planning, philanthropic planning, estate and gift tax management techniques, discounted gifting transactions, estate litigation, goals-based planning, asset allocation, monetization and hedging techniques, and the taxation and analysis of employee stock options.
Prior to his role at Bear Stearns, Adam was an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel (1998-2001) and Sullivan & Cromwell (1993, 1994-1998), where his practice focused on representing high-net-worth clients and closely held businesses. He started his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Jacob Mishler of the Eastern District of New York (1993-1994). Adam earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
1. Wealth Management Specialists may work with clients' tax advisors, but do not provide tax advice. Wealth Management Specialists can help Financial Advisors on a case-by-case client basis depending on the situation and need.