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Bradley W. Lard

Bradley W. Lard

Partner

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

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Brad Lard'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.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1996
  • Tennessee, 1997

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1996, Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society
  • University of North Alabama, B.S., 1993, cum laude
Areas of Practice
Blogs

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

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...

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