Bradley Sklar

Firm: Sirote & Permutt, PC
Location: Birmingham - AL

  • 2311 Highland Avenue South
    Birmingham,AL 35205-2973
  • Tel : 205-930-5100
  • Fax : 205-930-5101

Bradley J. Sklar is a shareholder in Dentons Sirote’s Birmingham, Alabama office, where he serves as chair of the Dentons Sirote Tax practice group. Brad focuses on complex tax, entity, and business planning transactions, including mergers and 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. He counsels clients in tax and business planning and entity structuring for development and business structuring. He also coordinates the 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.

Brad works with business-oriented clients to build, buy, sell, or create innovative and unique business projects and opportunities. Over the years, he has worked on many fascinating and interesting projects. To name a few, Brad helped sell the Orlando Magic NBA franchise right before Shaquille O’Neal joined; worked on the sale of the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team right before Michael Jordan arrived; and worked on numerous office building, multi-family, and public and private partnership projects. He also worked on tax incentive projects that have allowed many new projects to be built in a number of communities around the city, state, and region, including the Regions Field project that brought the Birmingham Barons to the Parkside district. In addition, Brad was also responsible for bringing limited liability companies to Alabama in 1993 and was privileged to serve on the Alabama Law Institute’s Drafting Committee for many years and serve as the principal draftsperson for Alabama’s first Limited Liability Company Act. Brad frequently speaks and writes on matters ranging from the tax and business provisions of the CARES Act to opportunity zones and the Alabama Limited Liability Act.


  • Chambers USA: Ranked in Corporate/Commercial in Alabama (Band 2)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships) (2015–2022)
    • Corporate Law (2014–2022)
    • Real Estate Law (2016–2022)
    • Tax Law (2003–2022)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year” for Birmingham (2016, 2021)
    • Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham (2018, 2020)
    • Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham (2017)
  • Birmingham’s Vistage Member Excellence Leadership Award (2020)
  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “Birmingham’s Legal Leaders” (2013)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2010–2014)
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals
    • Top 1% (2015–2016)
    • Top 5% (2011–2014)
  • Best of the Bar for Corporate and Securities Law (2005)
  • Best of US, Real Estate and Tax Law (2006)
  • Birmingham Business Journal
    • “Best of the Bar” (2020)
    • “Who’s Who in Commercial Real Estate” (2020, 2021)
    • “Leading Lawyer of Alabama” (2012)
    • “Best and Brightest in Birmingham’s Legal Field” (2008)


  • Editor, Commercial Real Estate Today, Sirote’s Commercial Real Estate Blog
  • Co-author, “ FHFA Relief for Multifamily Property Owners Due to COVID-19,” Sirote’s COVID-19 Blog, March 27, 2020
  • Co-author, “ Coronavirus Legislation: The Business and Tax Provisions of the CARES Act,” Sirote’s COVID-19 Blog, March 27, 2020
  • Author, ” Opportunity Zones—Summary of Alabama Incentives Modernization Act,” Sirote’s Corporate & Tax Planning Blog, June 4, 2019
  • Author, ” Opportunity Zones – Second Batch of Proposed Regulations Released,” Sirote’s Commercial Real Estate Blog, April 19, 2019
  • Author, ” Sirote Continues to Educate in Preparing Clients for the Economic Impact of Opportunity Zone Tax Incentives,” Sirote’s Corporate & Tax Planning Blog, November 13, 2018
  • Author, ” Looking to Reduce your 2018 Tax Bill… You Might Want to Look at Opportunity Zone Planning,” Sirote’s Corporate & Tax Planning Blog, October 24, 2018
  • Author, ” U.S. Treasury Issues Opportunity Zone Tax Incentive Planning Regulations,” Sirote’s Corporate & Tax Planning Blog, October 23, 2018
  • Author, ” Economic Development through ‘Opportunity Zones,'” Sirote’s Commercial Real Estate Blog, February 15, 2018
  • Author, ” Economic Development Through “Opportunity Zones,” Sirote’s Corporate & Tax Planning Blog, February 15, 2018
  • Author, ” House and Senate Agree on Terms of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,” Sirote’s Corporate & Tax Planning Blog, December 18, 2017

Activities and Affiliations

  • Alabama Law Foundation
    • Fellow
  • Alabama State Bar
    • Former Chair, Tax Section (1997–1998)
  • American Institute on Federal Taxation (2013)
    • Co-chair
    • Trustee
  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Executive Board Member, Business Law Section
  • Birmingham Tax Forum
    • President (1999–2000)
  • Federal Tax Clinic
    • Former President (2009)
    • Former Board Member
    • Former Chair
  • The Group, Inc.
  • REV Birmingham
    • Commercial District Revitalization Incentives Task Force
    • Community Board Member
  • Progress Bank
    • Board of Directors
  • Business Council of Alabama (2020)
    • Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee
  • Mountain Brook Board of Education
    • Board Member (2010–present)
    • Former President
  • Leadership Alabama (2009–2010)
  • Leadership Birmingham (2000–2001)
  • Chamber Leadership Development
    • Member (1991–1992)
  • Project Corporate Leadership
    • Member
  • The University of Alabama Law School Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2016–2020)
  • American Cancer Society
    • Board Member
    • Corporate Chair, Hope Gala (2009)
  • Birmingham Bar Foundation
    • Class of Fellows (2016)
  • Birmingham Business Alliance
    • Chair, Finance and Taxation Committee
    • Trustee
  • Monday Morning Quarterback Club
    • Member
  • Birmingham Jewish Federation
    • Former Board Member
    • Joanie Plous Bayer Young Leadership Award (2002)
  • Rabbi Grafman Endowment Fund
    • Former Board Member
  • Temple Emanu-El
    • Former Member, Board of Directors
    • Building Committee
    • Executive Committee
    • Co-chair, Financial Resources Development Committee (FRDC)
  • Board Member, Dentons Sirote (formerly Sirote & Permutt, PC)


  • Panelist, “Biden’s First 100 Days,” BMSS Webinar, May 18, 2021
  • Speaker, “Qualified Opportunity Zones: An Overview,” The Georgia Society of CPAs, July 26, 2019
  • Speaker, “Capitalizing on Tax Reform,” CCIM Institute’s Webinar, April 5, 2018
  • Speaker, “Tax Reform,” Vistage, January 18, 2018
  • Speaker, “Use of State Law LLC’s as S Corporations,” Alabama Society of CPAs, September 2013

Prior and Present Employment

  • Dentons Sirote (formerly Sirote & Permutt, PC) 1988–present
  • Adjunct Professor, Birmingham School of Law, Taxation, 1990–1997


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