Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Adam Schurle has joined the firm as a partner in its Taxation Practice Group and member of the Energy Sector. He will be based out of Foley’s Milwaukee office.
Schurle brings nearly a decade of experience counseling on general and energy industry-specific tax matters. He advises clients on a variety of federal, state, and local tax issues, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, renewable power tax equity transactions, S corporations, and tax controversy matters. A significant portion of Schurle’s practice focuses on tax advice for cooperatives, both exempt and non-exempt, advising clients on organizational and transactional aspects of cooperative tax law, including restructuring issues and maintaining tax-exempt status.
Schurle regularly assists clients engaged in the energy industry, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy. He counsels project developers, owners, and investors on wind, solar, geothermal, municipal solid waste and biomass, and other renewable energy projects, helping these clients qualify for federal, state, and local tax incentives and implement transaction structures that maximize the value of those incentives.
“Adam’s differentiated skillset, particularly in the structuring of tax equity transactions, is an immediate value add to Foley’s expansive energy practice. His synergistic approach to dealmaking will further strengthen our ability to provide creative and innovative solutions for our clients,” said Jeff Atkin, co-chair of the firm’s Energy Sector.
“Adam’s addition is a strategic and calculated decision for Foley’s Tax Practice and our clients,” added Tim Voigtman, chair of the firm’s Taxation Practice Group. “His keen understanding of the energy industry and the tax equity investment market will further position our team as an essential resource for our clients.”
Schurle’s work in renewable energy includes analyzing state income, property, sales and use, and transfer tax issues related to renewable energy project development. Additionally, he counsels oil and gas companies in matters pertaining to cost and percentage depletion and intangible drilling costs.
“Foley’s attorneys stand at the center of the energy industry, and they have deep connections throughout the sector, allowing the firm to service clients on complex matters with practical advice,” said Schurle. “I’m thrilled to kick off the new year with this team, and I look forward to supporting our clients.”
*Schurle is admitted to practice in Nevada and Minnesota and has applied for admission to the Wisconsin Bar.
Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With approximately 1,100 lawyers in 25 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses.