Adam G. Kirk


200 East Saint Julian Street
PO Box 9848
Savannah, GA 31412-0048

Tel 912.236.0261
Fax 912.236.4936

Adam Kirk is a partner at HunterMaclean and practices in the areas of taxation, corporate, and real estate law, with a focus on community development and financing, historic preservation through the utilization of historic tax credits, and commercial development utilizing new markets tax credits.

Prior to law school, Adam practiced public accounting with an international accounting firm and later served in financial and SEC reporting roles for publicly traded companies. While in law school, Adam was an adjunct professor in the Boston University School of Management.

Adam serves as president of the board of trustees of Savannah Children’s Choir, Inc., a nonprofit choir with broad community support serving over 100 students from 29 public and private schools in Chatham County, Georgia.


Representative Engagements

  • Representation of a master developer in all facets of a mixed-use master development agreement with a housing authority, resulting in three phases of affordable multifamily rental housing, the subdivision and sale of a residential lot to a luxury apartment builder, the subdivision and sale of single family residential lots to a national single family builder, and the subdivision and sale of commercial lots to a retail developer.
  • Representation of a health system in the closing of new markets tax credit financing for a medical office building and a community care center.
  • Representation of a postgraduate educational institution in the closing of new markets tax credit financing for a school building.
  • Representation of general partners and owners in the postcompliance disposition and recapitalization of affordable housing projects.
  • Representation of a developer in the historic rehabilitation of a mill utilizing historic tax credits and HUD financing.
  • Representation of numerous developers and general partners in the negotiation and closing of affordable housing transactions, including the negotiation of partnership agreements with tax credit investors and the closing of conventional loans, tax-exempt bond financing, and loans made available through various HUD programs.
  • Representation of a state authority in the drafting and negotiation of long-term hotel and residential ground leases.
  • Representation of a housing authority in connection with its negotiation of a master development agreement.
  • Successful appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court of the denial of preferential tax assessment for historic property in Savannah. Chatham County Board of Tax Assessors v. Emmoth, 278 Ga. 144, 598 S.E.2d 495 Ga., 2004.

Community Work

  • Savannah Development and Renewal Authority: Board of Directors, 2015-2017
  • Savannah Children’s Choir: Board of Trustees, President, 2013-Present
  • Leadership Savannah: 2012



Boston University School of Law: J.D., cum laude
Georgia State University: B.B.A., Accountancy, magna cum laude


  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Georgia Society of CPAs


Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2007 & 2009-2010
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Licensed In




Enhancing the Bundle of Sticks: Implementing preservation goals through the monetization of tax credits.
Adam Kirk presented at the Savannah Law School event Re-Integrating Spaces: A colloquium discussing the parallel themes of historic preservation and transformation. He was part of a panel titled Historical Perspectives in Modern Context.

The Trial of the Slave Ship WANDERER
Presented at the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on May 2, 2013, by Colin McRae, Brad Harmon, and Adam Kirk.