Brad Sagraves is an attorney with the firm practicing in the areas of business law, tax, probate and estate planning.
Brad generally advises businesses and individuals on forming businesses, whether limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, partnerships, corporations or s-corporations. Brad advises clients on structural changes, buyouts, mergers, acquisitions or tax-free reorganizations, as well as day-to-day needs of the average business.
Brad also represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Tennessee Department of Revenue, Tennessee Board of Equalization and other tax authorities. His representation extends to audits, collection actions, requesting installments agreements and offers in compromise, and obtaining property tax exemptions for charitable or other qualified institutions.
As part of advising his clients in business and tax matters, Brad also provides estate planning and succession planning to ensure that the client’s assets pass according to the client’s wishes, whether to families, friends or charities. Brad can tailor the appropriate estate plan for each client, whether it is a simple will with trusts for a client's children, community property trusts for income tax planning or complex tax-planning wills to ensure that estate taxes are minimized. Brad also has experience in drafting special needs trusts, life insurance trusts and charitable remainder trusts. As part of his estate practice, he regularly represents clients in probate and conservatorship matters, whether simple, complex or contested.
Brad co-presented with Leigh Griffith a presentation entitled "How New Tax Laws Impact Lawyers," which is available online at https://cle.tba.org/catalog/course/4428.