Lesley P. Adamo

New York

Lowenstein Sandler LLP
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
United States

Tel: +1 646.414.6974

Email: ladamo@lowenstein.com
Web: www.lowenstein.com

Lesley is a Partner and Vice Chair of the Tax Group at Lowenstein Sandler. She works closely with clients, as well as her corporate colleagues, to understand clients’ business objectives and help ensure that transactions are structured tax-efficiently.

She provides counsel on a variety of transactional tax matters, including corporate, partnership, and individual tax issues arising at the federal, state, and international levels, and she advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fund formation, and the various tax issues specific to start-up businesses and their founders. Lesley also has extensive experience in various other tax matters, such as cross-border transactions, blockchain transactions, qualified opportunity funds, bankruptcy-related issues, and derivative transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Lesley was an associate at Winston & Strawn, where she focused on tax planning matters for high-net-worth individuals, multinational corporations, and investment funds. Lesley is also a Director and Vice President of the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) which supports and funds charitable and philanthropic programs to aid women and children throughout Manhattan and beyond.


  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. 2015), Taxation
  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D. 2010); Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholar; Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Amherst College (B.A. 2007), Economics and Psychology

Honors & Recognition

The quality of tax advice that businesses, founders, and investors receive can mean the difference between a bearable and an unbearable tax burden–indeed, between success and failure. Lowenstein Sandler advises public and private companies, individuals, and investment firms on the tax consequences of their business matters while minimizing risk and advancing their strategic visions.

Our team’s fluency in the ever-changing federal and state tax laws allows us to provide counsel throughout all stages of the business life cycle. We start with the fundamental decisions: selecting the most appropriate type of business entity and the complicated questions it raises, the tax aspects of startup financing, and the choice of structure for investment and exit transactions, which we match to the specific circumstances of the business, founder, or investor.

As clients’ businesses move from startup status to ongoing concerns, our attorneys respond with sound advice on the tax implications of numerous day-to-day tasks, as well as on more unusual situations and significant corporate transactions. These may include common aspects of operations such as hiring employees, providing compensation and benefits, buying or leasing property, sales and use tax strategies, selecting an accounting method, and making charitable contributions, yet they also extend to unexpected scenarios such as litigation and settlements.

Lowenstein Sandler is a national law firm with over 350 lawyers working from five offices in New York, Palo Alto, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington, D.C. We represent clients in virtually every sector of the global economy, with particular strength in the areas of technology, life sciences, and investment funds.

We have built a reputation for pursuing every matter with creativity and passion. Our industry knowledge, entrepreneurial drive, and proven commitment to our communities deliver a different and better law firm experience to our clients. We focus on building long-standing relationships and anticipating our clients’ needs, rather than responding to them. Working side-by-side with our clients, we serve not only as lawyers, but as trusted advisors.

The firm approaches each case, each client, and each other with integrity and respect, and our award winning pro-bono work enables us to connect individuals and communities with unimaginable success.

We see our colleagues as family and commit to the personal development, support, and mentorship of all those under our roof. We work tirelessly to create a fully inclusive environment in which differing views and perspectives are welcomed and honored.