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Bradley J. Sklar

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Birmingham
bsklar@sirote.com
Tel: 205-930-5152
Fax: 205-212-3852
Assistant
Ellen Seltz
eseltz@sirote.com
205-930-5153

Brad’s practice focuses on business and tax planning issues at both the state and local level. He works closely with business entities on state and local tax matters including incentive opportunities. He counsels clients in tax and business planning, succession planning and entity formation. He represents Limited Liability Companies, S Corporations and other flow-through entities, and handles M&As, purchases and sales of businesses, and healthcare law (representing physician practices). Brad drafts state legislation in the entity and tax arenas.

Sklar, Bradley J

  • 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
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Recipient of the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell for 16 years, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell as one of Birmingham’s Legal Leaders, 2013
  • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, Tax Law, 2009-13
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law & Tax Law
  • Best of US, Real Estate & Tax Law, 2006 
  • Corporate Counsel Magazine, Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2003
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Tax Law 
  • Business Alabama, Top Attorney in Alabama, 2012
  • Birmingham Business Journal's, Leading Lawyers in Alabama, 2012;
    Best and Brightest in Birmingham’s Legal Field, 2008; Best of the Bar for Corporate and Securities Law, 2005
  • WHO'S WHO Registry of National Business Leaders, VIP Member 
  • Alabama Law Foundation, Fellow
  • Federal Tax Clinic, Past President, Board Member and Chair, 2009 
  • American Institute on Federal Taxation, Co-Chair and Trustee, 2013 
  • Birmingham Tax Forum, President 1999-00
  • Birmingham School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Taxation, 1990-97
  • Alabama State Bar Association
    • Tax Section, Past Chair, 1997-98

 

Schools

  • New York University
    LLM in Taxation, 1988
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 1987
  • University of Texas
    BBA, Accounting, 1984

  • Leadership Alabama, 2009-10
  • Birmingham Jewish Foundation, Board Member 
  • Birmingham Jewish Federation
    • Past Vice President and Board Member
    • Joanie Plous Bayer Young Leadership Award, 2002
  • Project Corporate Leadership, Member
  • Monday Morning Quarterback Club, Member
  • Birmingham Business Alliance
    • Trustee
    • Chair, Finance and Taxation Committee
  • American Cancer Society
    • Board Member
    • Corporate Chair, 2009 Hope Gala 
  • Operation New Birmingham, Community Board Member
  • Graffman Endowment Fund, Board Member
  • Leadership Birmingham, 2000-01
  • Temple Emanu-El
    • Past Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee
    • Building Committee
    • Co-Chair, Financial Resources Development Committee (FRDC)
  • Chamber Leadership Development, Member, Class of 1991-92
  • Mountain Brook Board of Education
    • Vice-Chair
    • Board Member


  • 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
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Birmingham law firm, Sirote & Permutt, is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys from the firm were selected by their peers for inclusion in the list of “Top Attorneys” published in Birmingham Magazine. Read More


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

The following attorneys with the law firm of Sirote & Permutt have been named to the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers: Read More