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    Biography

    Brad Fletcher helps his clients minimize tax exposure and maximize individual wealth and organizational stability. Brad is a skilled and creative attorney with extensive experience in all matters related to individual and family wealth and estate planning, including trusts and wills, probate, marital deduction trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, life insurance trusts, gift planning, marital property agreements, family limited partnerships, and gift and estate tax audits.

    Beyond Brad’s estate planning practice is a robust client base of nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations, where he provides comprehensive legal representation, including guiding both private foundations and public charities through situations that are unique to tax-exempt organizations. Nonprofit clients look to Brad to help them form entities, obtain state and IRS tax-exempt status, obtain private letter rulings, represent them before the IRS and state taxing authorities, and develop and implement sophisticated tax and financial plans.

    Clients who work with Brad quickly see his passion for two things, helping them and music.  When Brad can combine the two, absolute magic occurs. As an accomplished drummer, Brad understands the struggles and needs of those in the arts and culture industry.  Brad has several clients who focus on music education, expanding the reach of music, and using performing arts to further their mission through the use of concerts and musical benefits. 

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    The Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2016-2021

    Key Experience

    Develop strategies and structures to avoid unrelated business taxable income and minimize the risk of UBIT
    Serve as outside general counsel for a New Orleans based jazz band, including managing an organizational restructuring and change in tax status, taking them from a private foundation to a public charity
    Created nonprofit corporation that utilizes a large country music concert as their key fundraising activity in raising funds to further their mission of cancer research

    Work Experience

    2021 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2018-2021 Clark Hill PLC
    2005-2018 Strasburger & Price, LLP
    2000-2005 Ernst & Young
    1996-2000 KPMG