Brad Sagraves is a shareholder 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 or complex tax-planning wills to ensure that inheritance and 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 also has experience in federal contracting guidelines, international tax issues, self-settled asset protection trusts and many other areas of law.
Areas of Practice
Business Law: Corporate/LLC, Commercial, Estate Planning, Taxation, Estate Litigation and Probate
B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Lee University in Cleveland, TN
J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law, with honors
Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law
State of Tennessee
Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. Tax Court
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association.
Previous publications and presentations include
Tax Reform Bill: What you and your clients need to know – Sevier County Bar Association – 2018
Dan W. Holbrook with Bradley C. Sagraves, Top 10 Effects of the Tax Reform Act on Estate Planning, in the April 2018 edition of the Tennessee Bar Journal.
Tax Reform Bill: What you and your clients need to know – Knoxville Bar Association – 2018
How New Tax Laws Impact Lawyers – CLE Webcast, Tennessee Bar Association – 2018
Trusts 101 – National Business Institute – Knoxville, TN – 2017
State and Local Tax Update – Tennessee Society of CPAs – Knoxville Chapter – 2017
How to Implement the IRS Partnership Audit Rules – Tennessee Society of CPAs – Knoxville Chapter – 2016
Bradley C. Sagraves and Bobak Talebian, Material Adverse Change Clauses in Tennessee: Genesco v. Finish Line, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, 2008.