Scott E. Adams

Scott E. Adams

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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Scott Adams is a member of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates and Tax Practice Groups. Part of Scott’s practice focuses on estate planning strategies designed to minimize estate and other taxes, as well as ensure that assets left under a decedent’s will or trust for family members can be effectively and efficiently managed. In addition, Scott has significant experience in advising clients with respect to the administration of trusts and estates, and handling trust and estate litigation matters.

Scott has advised and assisted clients on various estate planning opportunities, including drafting wills and trusts designed to achieve significant tax savings. Some of the trusts that Scott has advised on and drafted include grantor trusts, generation-skipping transfer (GST) trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), revocable trusts used as either lifetime management tools or will substitutes at a client’s death, and various charitable trusts. He has experience in advising clients regarding family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, which are designed to enable clients to manage family assets and achieve other estate planning goals.

In addition to assisting clients with and drafting various estate planning documents, Scott has represented clients in trust and estate litigation matters, estate administration and return preparation. Scott also has experience in representing clients in estate and gift tax audits before the Internal Revenue Service.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2000

Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1997, summa cum laude
Areas of Practice

Tax | Trusts and Estates

Blogs

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...