Bradley J. Sklar

Bradley J. Sklar: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (117 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Biography

Current Executive Board Member and Shareholder of Sirote & Permutt, P.C. Past co-chair of the Firm’s Corporate and Tax Practice Group. Focuses on complex tax, entity and business planning transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, sales of businesses, sale and purchase structuring and funding of large real estate transactions, raising capital and navigation of state and local tax incentives. Counsels clients in tax and business planning and entity structuring for development and business structuring. Co-ordinates planning of transactions to maximize tax benefits, reduce risk and comply with tax law at local, state and federal levels, including incentive and economic development opportunities.

Awards & Accreditations

•Best Lawyers in America
•Chambers USA
•Mid-South Super Lawyers
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Outside the Office

The University of Alabama Law School Foundation
Board of Directors, 2016-19
Mountain Brook Board of Education
President
Board Member
The Birmingham Bar Foundation
Class of Fellows, 2016
Leadership Alabama, 2009-10

Leadership Birmingham, 2000-01

Project Corporate Leadership
Member

Chamber Leadership Development
Member, Class of 1991-92

Monday Morning Quarterback Club
Member

American Cancer Society
Board Member
Corporate Chair, 2009 Hope Gala

Birmingham Jewish Federation
Past Vice President and Board Member
Joanie Plous Bayer Young Leadership Award, 2002

Birmingham Jewish Foundation
Past Board Member

Graffman Endowment Fund
Past Board Member

Birmingham Business Alliance
Trustee
Chair, Finance and Taxation Committee

REV Birmingham
Community Board Member

Temple Emanu-El
Past Board of Directors
Executive Committee
Building Committee
Co-Chair, Financial Resources Development Committee (FRDC)

Professional Profile

Recognition

•The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Tax Law Lawyer of the Year for Birmingham
•The Best Lawyers in America
•Tax Law, 2003-18
•Corporate Law, 2014-18
•Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2015-18
•Real Estate Law 2016-18
•The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year for Birmingham
•The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Lawyer of The Year for Birmingham
•Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2012-17
•America's Most Honored Professionals Top 1%, 2015-16
•America's Most Honored Professionals Top 5%, 2011-14
•Birmingham Magazine, Birmingham's Top Attorneys, 2014
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2010-14
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Listed in Martindale-Hubbell as one of Birmingham’s Legal Leaders, 2013
•Woodward/White Inc., Best Attorneys in Alabama, 2013
•Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorneys, Tax Law, 2009-13
•Business Alabama, Top Attorneys in Alabama, 2012
•Birmingham Business Journal, Leading Lawyers Of Alabama, 2012
•Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorneys, 2012
•Birmingham Business Journal, Best and Brightest in Birmingham’s Legal Field, 2008
•Best of US, Real Estate & Tax Law, 2006
•Corporate Counsel Magazine, Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2003
•Best of the Bar for Corporate and Securities Law, 2005
•WHO'S WHO Registry of National Business Leaders, VIP Member

Thought Leadership

•Executive Committee/Board Member, Sirote & Permutt
•Past Co-Chair of Corporate and Tax Department, Sirote & Permutt
•Focuses on tax, corporate and business planning transactions including mergers, acquisitions, sales of businesses, raising capital and navigation of state tax issues
•Structures transactions to maximize tax benefits, reduce risk, and comply with tax law -- at local, state and national levels
•Served as the Co-Reporter/Draftsperson of Alabama's Limited Liability Company Act
•Serves on the Alabama Law Institute Drafting Committee for Alabama Business Entity Statutes

News

Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015

Sirote & Permutt Attorney Brad Sklar Named President of the City of Mountain Brook Board of Education - 6/18/2015

Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2015 Chambers USA - 5/20/2015

Seven Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Named to Birmingham Magazine’s 2015 Top Attorneys - 4/15/2015

Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014

Sirote & Permutt Presents ASCPA Webinar Series - 7/1/2014

Birmingham Magazine Selects Sirote Lawyers as 2014 Top Attorneys - 6/6/2014

Sirote & Permutt Attorneys to Speak at 95th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting - 6/3/2014

Sirote Attorneys Make 2014 Chambers USA Leading Lawyer List - 5/28/2014

Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014

Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Gratton and Sklar Selected as Attorneys of Note by B-Metro Magazine - 3/10/2014

Sirote s Sklar and Sigman Serve as Counsel on Three of 2013 s Top 15 Commercial Real Estate Deals - 2/7/2014

Brad Sklar Pens Column on Alabama s Historic Tax Credit - 10/15/2013

Sirote Attorneys Ronald Levitt and Brad Sklar to Speak about LLC s at ASCPA Webinar - 9/3/2013

Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013

Sirote & Permutt Present ASCPA Hot Topics in Tax Webinar Series - 7/25/2013

Sirote s Brad Sklar Named Co-Chair of American Institute on Federal Taxation - 6/26/2013

Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013

Seven Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2013 Chambers USA List of the Best - 6/4/2013

Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Named 2013 Top Attorneys - 5/7/2013

Sirote s Brad Sklar, Tom Ansley and Steven Brickman Serve as Counsel for Top Real Estate Deals in 2012 - 5/3/2013

Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012

Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012

Sirote s Brad Sklar Featured in Village Living - 11/2/2012

Chambers USA Selects Five Sirote Attorneys for its 2012 List - 8/30/2012

Seminar for CPA, Banking, and Commercial Real Estate industries! - 8/3/2012

Corporate, Tax and Estate Planning Attorneys Speak at ASCPA Annual Meeting - 6/22/2012

Brad Sklar Appointed to The Mountain Brook Board of Education - 4/30/2012

Brad Sklar Named fellow for Alabama Law Foundation - 2/10/2012

Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012

Sirote s Sklar & Ansley Coordinate Efforts to Bring Barons to Birmingham - 12/19/2011

Brad Sklar Appointed to Chair Birmingham Business Alliance Committee - 3/28/2011

Brad Sklar Featured in The Birmingham News - 11/9/2010

Brad Sklar Appointed To The Mountain Brook Board Of Education - 10/26/2010

Brad Sklar Named Chairman Of Business Alliance Committee - 9/21/2010

Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

Birmingham Magazine Names 5 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/2/2010

31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

Birmingham Magazine Recognizes 17 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/10/2009

Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008

Speeches & Publications

•Host and Coordinator, Sirote Lunch Seminar Series, Alabama Society of CPA's, 2012
•Planning for Discharge of Indebtedness Issues for Real Estate Clients (Brad Sklar, speaker)
•Due Diligence Issues for Acquisitions involving S Corps
•Tax and Business issues in connection with raising capital
•Responding to IRS examinations
•ESOPs and other Qualified Tax Plans
•Use of State Law LLCs as S Corporations
•The M&A Process
•Tools for Resolving Collection Issues with the IRS
•Unreasonably High and Unreasonably Low Compensation Issues
•Corporate Reorganizations
•Taxpayer Penalties and Avenues for Relief from Them
•Data Security
•Statutes of Limitations and Their Many Exceptions
•Editor, Sirote's Commercial Real Estate Blog
•Editor, Sirote's Tax Planning Blog
•Author, “Sirote Tax Alert: Employee Stock Ownership Plans Getting New Looks - Help Owners Achieve Liquidity,” June 21, 2013
•Speaker, Tax Incentives & Legal Issues Impacting Real Estate, Alabama CCIM Chapter, 2012
•Speaker, Tax Developments Affecting S Corporations and Tax Issues of Debt Forgiveness & Workouts, Alabama Society of CPA's 2012 Annual Meeting
•Speaker, Use of State Law LLC’s as S Corporations, Alabama Society of CPAs, September 2013
•Author, Limited Liability Companies, Alabama Society of CPA's, The Alabama CPA Newsletter, VOL III, No.12
•Author, The Alabama Limited Liability Act: A New Entity Choice, Journal of Commercial Lending
•Author, The Alabama Limited Liability Act: A New Entity Choice, The Alabama Lawyer, VOL 54, No. 4
•Author, The Alabama Limited Liability Company Act, Alabama Law Review, VOL 45, No. 1
•Author, The Limited Liability Company: A New Type of Borrowing Entity, Journal of Commercial Lending, VOL 76, No. 7
•Author, Limited Liability Company Update. 'Happy P’ Birthday, The Alabama Lawyer, Fall Edition

for Alabama Law Foundation - 2/10/2012

Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012

Sirote's Sklar & Ansley Coordinate Efforts to Bring Barons to Birmingham - 12/19/2011

Brad Sklar Appointed to Chair Birmingham Business Alliance Committee - 3/28/2011

Brad Sklar Featured in The Birmingham News - 11/9/2010

Brad Sklar Appointed To The Mountain Brook Board Of Education - 10/26/2010

Brad Sklar Named Chairman Of Business Alliance Committee - 9/21/2010

Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

Birmingham Magazine Names 5 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/2/2010

31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

Birmingham Magazine Recognizes 17 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/10/2009

Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008 Member:

Organizations

•Alabama Law Foundation, fellow
•Birmingham Bar Business Law Section, Executive Board Member
•REV Birmingham, Commercial District Revitalization Incentives Task Force
•The Group, Inc.
•American Institute on Federal Taxation, Co-Chair and Trustee, 2013
•Federal Tax Clinic, Past President, Board Member and Chair, 2009
•Alabama State Bar Association
•Tax Section, Past Chair, 1997-98
•Birmingham School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Taxation, 1990-97
•Birmingham Tax Forum, President 1999-00 Fellow: for Alabama Law Foundation - 2/10/2012

Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012

Sirote's Sklar & Ansley Coordinate Efforts to Bring Barons to Birmingham - 12/19/2011

Brad Sklar Appointed to Chair Birmingham Business Alliance Committee - 3/28/2011

Brad Sklar Featured in The Birmingham News - 11/9/2010

Brad Sklar Appointed To The Mountain Brook Board Of Education - 10/26/2010

Brad Sklar Named Chairman Of Business Alliance Committee - 9/21/2010

Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

Birmingham Magazine Names 5 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/2/2010

31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

Birmingham Magazine Recognizes 17 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/10/2009

Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008 Member:

Organizations

•Alabama Law Foundation, fellow
•Birmingham Bar Business Law Section, Executive Board Member
•REV Birmingham, Commercial District Revitalization Incentives Task Force
•The Group, Inc.
•American Institute on Federal Taxation, Co-Chair and Trustee, 2013
•Federal Tax Clinic, Past President, Board Member and Chair, 2009
•Alabama State Bar Association
•Tax Section, Past Chair, 1997-98
•Birmingham School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Taxation, 1990-97
•Birmingham Tax Forum, President 1999-00 Fellow: for Alabama Law Foundation - 2/10/2012

Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012

Sirote's Sklar & Ansley Coordinate Efforts to Bring Barons to Birmingham - 12/19/2011

Brad Sklar Appointed to Chair Birmingham Business Alliance Committee - 3/28/2011

Brad Sklar Featured in The Birmingham News - 11/9/2010

Brad Sklar Appointed To The Mountain Brook Board Of Education - 10/26/2010

Brad Sklar Named Chairman Of Business Alliance Committee - 9/21/2010

Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

Birmingham Magazine Names 5 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/2/2010

31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

Birmingham Magazine Recognizes 17 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/10/2009

Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008 Member:

Organizations

•Alabama Law Foundation, fellow
•Birmingham Bar Business Law Section, Executive Board Member
•REV Birmingham, Commercial District Revitalization Incentives Task Force
•The Group, Inc.
•American Institute on Federal Taxation, Co-Chair and Trustee, 2013
•Federal Tax Clinic, Past President, Board Member and Chair, 2009
•Alabama State Bar Association
•Tax Section, Past Chair, 1997-98
•Birmingham School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Taxation, 1990-97
•Birmingham Tax Forum, President 1999-00 Fellow: for Alabama Law Foundation - 2/10/2012

Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012

Sirote's Sklar & Ansley Coordinate Efforts to Bring Barons to Birmingham - 12/19/2011

Brad Sklar Appointed to Chair Birmingham Business Alliance Committee - 3/28/2011

Brad Sklar Featured in The Birmingham News - 11/9/2010

Brad Sklar Appointed To The Mountain Brook Board Of Education - 10/26/2010

Brad Sklar Named Chairman Of Business Alliance Committee - 9/21/2010

Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

Birmingham Magazine Names 5 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/2/2010

31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

Birmingham Magazine Recognizes 17 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/10/2009

Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008 Member:

Organizations

•Alabama Law Foundation, fellow
•Birmingham Bar Business Law Section, Executive Board Member
•REV Birmingham, Commercial District Revitalization Incentives Task Force
•The Group, Inc.
•American Institute on Federal Taxation, Co-Chair and Trustee, 2013
•Federal Tax Clinic, Past President, Board Member and Chair, 2009
•Alabama State Bar Association
•Tax Section, Past Chair, 1997-98
•Birmingham School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Taxation, 1990-97
•Birmingham Tax Forum, President 1999-00 Fellow: for Alabama Law Foundation - 2/10/2012

Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012

Sirote's Sklar & Ansley Coordinate Efforts to Bring Barons to Birmingham - 12/19/2011

Brad Sklar Appointed to Chair Birmingham Business Alliance Committee - 3/28/2011

Brad Sklar Featured in The Birmingham News - 11/9/2010

Brad Sklar Appointed To The Mountain Brook Board Of Education - 10/26/2010

Brad Sklar Named Chairman Of Business Alliance Committee - 9/21/2010

Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

Birmingham Magazine Names 5 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/2/2010

31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

Birmingham Magazine Recognizes 17 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/10/2009

Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008 Member:

Organizations

•Alabama Law Foundation, fellow
•Birmingham Bar Business Law Section, Executive Board Member
•REV Birmingham, Commercial District Revitalization Incentives Task Force
•The Group, Inc.
•American Institute on Federal Taxation, Co-Chair and Trustee, 2013
•Federal Tax Clinic, Past President, Board Member and Chair, 2009
•Alabama State Bar Association
•Tax Section, Past Chair, 1997-98
•Birmingham School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Taxation, 1990-97
•Birmingham Tax Forum, President 1999-00

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Closely Owned & Family Business Planning
  • Corporate Tax
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Financial Institutions
  • Industrials & Natural Resources
  • Municipal Finance & Public Sector
  • Nonprofit & Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5152  Phone
205.212.3852  Fax
www.sirote.com
University Attended:
University of Texas, B.B.A., Accounting, 1984
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., 1987; New York University, LL.M., Tax, 1988
Year of First admission:
1987
Admission:
1987, Alabama
Memberships:

Organizations

•Alabama Law Foundation, fellow
•Birmingham Bar Business Law Section, Executive Board Member
•REV Birmingham, Commercial District Revitalization Incentives Task Force
•The Group, Inc.
•American Institute on Federal Taxation, Co-Chair and Trustee, 2013
•Federal Tax Clinic, Past President, Board Member and Chair, 2009
•Alabama State Bar Association
•Tax Section, Past Chair, 1997-98
•Birmingham School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Taxation, 1990-97
•Birmingham Tax Forum, President 1999-00

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, November 28, 1961
ISLN:
903665306

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