Bradley Sklar

, Shareholder

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Brad’s practice focuses on business and tax planning issues at the federal, state and local level. He counsels clients in tax and business planning, real estate investments, 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 incentive opportunities law (representing physician practices). Brad drafts state legislation in the entity and tax arenas.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Best Lawyers in America©
  • Chambers USA 
  • Alabama Super Lawyers 
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating


  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Tax Law, 2003-16
    • Corporate Law, 2014-16
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2015-16
    • Real Estate Law 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) "Lawyer of The Year" for Birmingham
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial, 2012-15
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, 2010-14
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell® as one of Birmingham’s Legal Leaders, 2013
  • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, Tax Law, 2009-13
  • Business Alabama, Top Attorney in Alabama, 2012
  • Birmingham Business Journal's, Leading Lawyers in Alabama, 2012
  • Best of US, Real Estate & Tax Law, 2006
  • Corporate Counsel Magazine, Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2003
  • 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
  • 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

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

New York University School of Law

LLM in Taxation, 1988

University of Alabama School of Law

JD, 1987

University of Texas

BBA, Accounting, 1984

  • Mountain Brook Board of Education
  • President
  • Board Member
  • 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)
  • 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

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Birmingham Magazine Selects Sirote Lawyers as 2014 Top Attorneys - 6/6/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys to Speak at 95th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting - 6/3/2014 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Make 2014 Chambers USA Leading Lawyer List - 5/28/2014 Read More
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Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Gratton and Sklar Selected as "Attorneys of Note" by B-Metro Magazine - 3/10/2014 Read More
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Brad Sklar Pens Column on Alabama's Historic Tax Credit - 10/15/2013 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Ronald Levitt and Brad Sklar to Speak about LLC's at ASCPA Webinar - 9/3/2013 Read More
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Sirote & Permutt Present ASCPA "Hot Topics in Tax" Webinar Series - 7/25/2013 Read More
Sirote's Brad Sklar Named Co-Chair of American Institute on Federal Taxation - 6/26/2013 Read More
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Seven Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2013 Chambers USA List of the Best - 6/4/2013 Read More
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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 Read More
Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012 Read More
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Chambers USA Selects Five Sirote Attorneys for its 2012 List - 8/30/2012 Read More
Seminar for CPA, Banking, and Commercial Real Estate industries! - 8/3/2012 Read More
Corporate, Tax and Estate Planning Attorneys Speak at ASCPA Annual Meeting - 6/22/2012 Read More
Brad Sklar Appointed to The Mountain Brook Board of Education - 4/30/2012 Read More
Brad Sklar Named Fellow for Alabama Law Foundation - 2/10/2012 Read More
Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012 Read More
Sirote's Sklar & Ansley Coordinate Efforts to Bring Barons to Birmingham - 12/19/2011 Read More
Brad Sklar Appointed to Chair Birmingham Business Alliance Committee - 3/28/2011 Read More
Brad Sklar Featured in The Birmingham News - 11/9/2010 Read More
Brad Sklar Appointed To The Mountain Brook Board Of Education - 10/26/2010 Read More
Brad Sklar Named Chairman Of Business Alliance Committee - 9/21/2010 Read More
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