Bradley W. Lard - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley W. Lard

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 205-521-8812

Brad is a member of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group. Brad’s practice primarily involves estate and trust planning and administration, with an emphasis on the related income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues. In addition, Brad is actively engaged in representing individual and corporate fiduciaries (executors and trustees) in administrating and litigating estate and trust matters.

Brad has more than 15 years experience in advising clients in an array of estate and tax planning matters, including working with numerous closely-held business owners in the disposition of ownership interests to family members, particularly through lifetime gifting. Brad routinely advises his clients on the application of minority and marketability valuation discounts and also counsels clients regarding tax saving strategies such as the creation of grantor retained annuity trusts (“GRATs”) and sales of business interests to “defective grantor trusts.” In addition, Brad works with many clients owning fractional interests in real estate and timberland properties, and has considerable experience in estate and gift tax issues presented by such fractional ownership interests. Finally, Brad regularly works with clients on charitable giving strategies, including the use of charitable lead trusts (“CLATs” and “CLUTs”) and charitable remainder trusts (“CRATs” and “CRUTs”), as well as the establishment and funding of private foundations.

University of North AlabamaBS University of Alabama School of LawJ.D.
American Bar AssociationsAlabama Bar AssociationTennessee Bar AssociationBirmingham Bar AssociationBirmingham Estate Planning CouncilPlanned Giving Endowment Committee for the Birrmingham Botanical SocietyAlabama Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyAlabama Law Institute drafting committee for the Alabama Statutory Rule Against PerpetuitiesAlabama Law Institute drafting committee for the Alabama Uniform Estate Tax Apportionment Act

Office Location

One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Practice Areas

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates