Adam M. Kessler
Adam Kessler is a member of the firm's Real Estate and Corporate Practice Groups. He assists and counsels entrepreneurs and business owners on a broad range of general business matters, including entity selection, ownership structure, entity formation, marketing and strategy, as well as providing general corporate counsel to privately and publicly held companies. Mr. Kessler also assists and counsels real estate developers, investors, and property managers on real estate transactions, development and financing, zoning and land use, lease drafting and negotiations, and various other contracts and agreements. Mr. Kessler also focuses a large part of his practice on general Estate Planning and Family Law matters, where he assists new families with prenuptial agreements, as well as drafting wills and estate plans.
Previously, Mr. Kessler spent 5 years working at the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. While at Ford, he served as a Financial Controller in the Product Development group and later as an Internal Auditor in the General Counsel's office, where his work focused on matters related to the company's pension assets, Ford Motor Credit Company, and Ford Treasury. Before joining Jaffe, Mr. Kessler served as a Judicial Intern for Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan where he was responsible for performing substantial legal research in drafting bench memoranda and draft opinions. He was a member of the judicial team that heard DeBoer v. Snyder, Michigan's landmark gay marriage trial.
Mr. Kessler earned his Bachelor of Science in Business, majoring in Finance Real-Estate, Entrepreneurship, and Operations & Supply Chain Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where is was recognized for his high academic achievement and leadership in the community. He is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School where he was recognized as a Dean's Scholar for high academic achievement.