Adam J. Tutaj

Adam J. Tutaj

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.
 | 111 East Kilbourn Avenue, 19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-273-1300
Fax: 414-273-5840
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012, 2014
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Tax: Business (30%),
  • Health Care (30%)
Attorney Profile
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Corporate & Business Organization & Governance; Business Transactions; Tax Planning For Individuals & Businesses; Tax Audits And Appeals; Health Law (Including Billing Matters, Privileges Issues, And Exclusivity Rights)

About Adam Tutaj

Admitted: 1999, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section (Co-chair of Subcommitee on LLCs)
  • Member, ABA Business Law Section
  • Member, Small Business Council of America
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association (Former Co-Chair of Taxation Section)
  • Member, ABA Health Law Section
  • Member, ABA Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations
  • Immediate Past-Chair, State Bar of Wisconsin Health Law Section
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, ABA Tax Law Section
  • Member, The Group Inc.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Former Director (past chairperson), Vital Voices for Mental Health (an advocacy group for consumers of mental health services and their families), 2001-2005.
  • Director, The Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation (a child safety education organization founded by Jean Davidson, granddaughter of the Harley-Davidson co-founder), 2008 – Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, Choice of Entity in Wisconsin:  New and Old Considerations in Light of Recent and Pending Developments, State Bar of Wisconsin 33rd Annual Corporate Practice Institute (December 2009)
  • Author, Disregarded, But Not Forgotten: The Treatment of Disregarded Single Member LLCs for Employment Tax Purposes, 12 J. Passthrough Entities 7 (November/December 2009)
  • Presenter, Ethical Dimensions of Advising Clients About Record Retention Policies, Milwaukee Bar Association Health Law Section CLE (March 20, 2008)
  • Moderator, Medical Tourism Meets Health Law: A U.S. - EU Dialogue, University of Wisconsin International Law Journal CLE Presentation (March 7, 2008)
  • Presenter, Ethical Considerations in Advising Clients Regarding the Preservation, Destruction and Production of Records and Other Information, State Bar of Wisconsin 2008 Health Law CLE (February 8, 2008)
  • Presenter, Just Outside the Event Horizon:  Restrictive Covenants Beyond the Scope of Wis. Stat. § 103.465, State Bar of Wisconsin 31st Annual Corporate Practice Institute (December 4, 2007)
  • Co-Author (with Thomas J. Nichols), Adjusted Basis and the Corporate Level Tax Accounts:  The Foundations of S Corporation Tax Planning, 10 J. Passthrough Entities 1 (January-February 2007)
  • Presenter, Critical Legal Issues for Exempt Organizations in Wisconsin, National Business Institute CLE (April 2006)
  • Presenter, Wisconsin Nonprofits:  Tax and Business Answers, National Business Institute CLE (December 2005)
  • Co-Author (with Thomas J. Nichols), Planning with the Flow-through and Distribution Rules Under Subchapter S, New York University 63rd Institute on Federal Taxation (2005)
  • Presenter, Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in Wisconsin, National Business Institute CLE (March 2004)
  • Presenter, Favorable New Developments in the Income Tax Treatment of Plaintiffs’ Attorneys’ Fees & Expenses:  Planning & Drafting Retainer and Settlement Agreements to Optimize Results for You and Your Client, Milwaukee Bar Association Civil Litigation Section CLE (March 14, 2000)
  • Author, Intrusion Upon Seclusion:  Bringing an “Otherwise” Valid Cause of Action into the 21st Century, 82 Marq. L. Rev. 665 (1999)
  • Presenter, Representing the Wisconsin Closely-Held Business, State Bar of Wisconsin CLE (June 2010)
  • Co-Author (with Thomas J. Nichols), The Impact of Current and Proposed Tax Law Changes on Top Marginal Rates and Related Choice of Entity Considerations, Journal of Passthrough Entities (Nov/Dec 2010)
  • Presenter, Introduction to HUD/FHA Financing for Real Estate Development, State Bar of Wisconsin Real Estate & Business Law Institute (June 9, 2011)
  • Presenter, Operations of ACO's, American Association of Accountable Care Organizations Webinar Series (June 23, 2011).
  • Presenter, Tax Exempt Considerations for ACO's, American Association of Accountable Care Organizations Webinar Series (July 14, 2011)
  • Author, Choice of Entity in the Age of Subsidy: Recent Developments in the Tax Treatment of Amounts Received from "Non-Owners" Under Sec. 118 and Common Law Contribution to Capital Theories, Journal of Passthrough Entities (November/December, 2011)
  • Speaker, HIPAA & HITECH: Where Are We Now?, State Bar of Wisconsin Health, Labor and Employment Law Institute (August 24, 2012)

Representative Clients:

  • Milwaukee Moderne LLC
  • Infinity HealthCare Inc.
  • Barrett Visionary Development
  • Optimum Vehicle Logistics LLC
  • Normet Americas Inc.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Recipient of Corporate Practice Institute Scholarship (1998)
  • Member, MARQUETTE LAW REVIEW, 1997-1998
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Business Associations; Business Planning; Corporate Criminal Law; Creditor-Debtor Law; Contracts; Evidence; Health Care Contracts; Law and Ethics of Lawyering; Law of Privacy; Torts
  • Note and Comment Editor, MARQUETTE LAW REVIEW 1998-1999
  • Recipient of American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence (1999)


  • Author, United States ex. rel. Drakeford v. Tuomey: Will Bad Facts Make for Bad Law?, State Bar of Wisconsin Health Law Section Newsletter (March 2011)
  • Author,Quantity Measures under the Proposed Medicare Shared Savings Program – A Primer, State Bar of Wisconsin Health Law Section Newsletter (forthcoming)

Educational Background:

  • J.D. (magna cum laude) Marquette University Law School, 1999.
  • B.A. Marquette University, 1996
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Office Location for Adam J. Tutaj

111 East Kilbourn Avenue
19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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