University of Massachusetts, B.A. 2002
Brooklyn Law School, J.D. 2007 (Cum Laude)
New York Bar
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Adam Koelsch is an experienced state and local tax controversy and planning attorney, representing clients in administrative appeals, collection actions in trial-level courts, and appeals in the state courts. Adam advises clients on minimizing their exposure during audits, negotiates fair settlements when there is a delinquency, and helps to structure payment plans that are feasible and advantageous to both parties.
In addition, Adam counsels clients on real estate assessment matters and has contributed a new chapter to the 2018 ALM Pennsylvania Tax Handbook titled, “Collection of Delinquent Real Estate Taxes,” and has revised the Handbook’s chapter titled, “Taxes on Real Estate.”
Prior to joining the firm, Adam acted as Deputy City Solicitor for the Tax Unit in the City of Philadelphia Law Department. While there, he represented the City in high-dollar-value/complex local tax cases at administrative hearings before the Philadelphia Tax Review Board, in agency appeals and collection actions at the Court of Common Pleas, and in appeals at the Commonwealth Court.
Before joining the Law Department, Adam worked at the Kings County District Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, New York, one of the largest prosecutor’s office in the country. He first was an assistant district attorney in the Trial Division, where he managed a substantial criminal case load. Later, he became a Senior Appellate Attorney, developing arguments and writing appellate briefs in a variety of cases, including homicide and fraud cases, in both the state and federal courts. In addition, he has argued on multiple occasions at the New York Court of Appeals, which is the highest appellate court in New York, and has routinely argued at the lower appellate courts in that state.
- Law360, June 3, 2019
- Philadelphia Inquirer, June 3, 2019
- October 13, 2017
- Former Philadelphia deputy city solicitor brings thorough knowledge of high-dollar-value/complex tax cases
Seminars & Presentations
- Jennifer Weidler Karpchuk and Adam Koelsch talk state and local tax law at regional TEI seminar
- September 8, 2017
- PICPA's CPA Now, December 5, 2018
- PICPA's CPA Now, September 10, 2018
ALM Pennsylvania Tax Handbook, ed. 2018