Lesley P. Adamo Counsel

New York
T 646.414.6974 | F 973.422.6853

Lesley 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 advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, fund formation, and the various tax issues specific to startup businesses. Lesley also has extensive experience in various other tax matters, such as cross-border transactions, private foundation excise tax issues, derivative transactions, and FATCA compliance.

In addition, Lesley prepares economic and tax provisions for complex partnership and limited liability company agreements. She routinely reviews and drafts tax representations and indemnities for stock and asset purchase agreements, as well as disclosures for investment fund offering documents.

Prior to joining the firm, Lesley was an associate at Winston & Strawn LLP, where she focused on tax planning matters for high-net-worth individuals, multinational corporations, and investment funds. During law school, Lesley provided pro bono legal services through Fordham University School of Law’s Tax and Consumer Litigation Clinic, where she represented clients in consumer transaction and tax controversy matters.

Representative Engagements

Representing FTP Power LLC (sPower), the largest independent owner, operator, and developer of utility scale solar assets in the United States, in its $2.1 billion pending sale to affiliates of The AES Corporation and Alberta Investment Management Corporation by Fir Tree Partners and sPower’s minority owners.
Represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its $1.45 billion acquisition of Too Faced, one of the fastest growing makeup brands in the specialty-multi and online categories.
Represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in its acquisitions of BECCA Cosmetics, By Kilian, GLAMGLOW, Parfums Frédéric Malle, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo and Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics.
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Other Distinctions

Super Lawyers (2015-2017) – Recognized as a "Rising Star"


Year-End Developments and Compliance Checklists
Investment Management Client Alert, January 26, 2017
Scott Moss, Ethan Silver, Andrew Graw, Brian Silikovitz, George Danenhauer, Lesley Adamo
Year-End Developments and Compliance Checklist
Investment Management Client Alert, January 2016
Scott Moss, Andrew Graw, Brian Silikovitz, Karen R. Abraham, George Danenhauer, Darren Goodman, Lesley Adamo
Year-End Developments and Compliance Checklists
Investment Management Client Alert, January 22, 2015
Scott Moss, George Danenhauer, Andrew Graw, Brian Silikovitz, Jonathan Wishnia, Lesley Adamo
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Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler represented TRANZACT in its sale to private equity fund, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. TRANZACT, the leading provider of direct-to-consumer sales and marketing solutions for insurance carriers in the United States, is a longtime firm client. This transaction represents the fourth time Lowenstein has been involved in the sale of a stake of this company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal team included Steven Siesser, Traci Tomaselli, Anita Chapdelaine, Jonathan Goodman, Katie Cobb, Bryan Seelig, Jim Gregory, Darren Goodman, Megan Monson, Brian Silikovitz, Lesley Adamo, Lowell Citron, Chad Pearlman, Maureen MontagueVanessa Ignacio and John Wintermute. , June 9, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler represented 160over90, a national branding and creative services agency, in the sale of a majority stake to Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Lowenstein deal team included Ethan Skerry, Alex Brooks, Bryan Seelig, Brian Silikovitz, Christina Iafe, Lesley Adamo, Andrew Graw, Darren Goodman, Ted Sica, Dan Suckerman, and John Wintermute. , March 1, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, in its acquisition of By Kilian, a Paris-based prestige fragrance brand. The acquisition creates a strategic opportunity for Estée Lauder to enhance its leadership in the ultra-luxury fragrance market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Led by partner Marita Makinen, the Lowenstein deal team includes Annie Nazarian Davydov, Kim Donnelly Rowe, Matt Savare, David Toma, Darren Goodman, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Megan Monson, Michael Walutes, Lesley AdamoMarc Lomasky and Manali Joglekar. , February 25, 2016
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Related Areas



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

Bar Admissions

New York