Bradley A. Ridlehoover


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  • New York University School of Law, LLM, Taxation, 2009
  • The College of William & Mary, JD, Staff Member, William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review, 2008
  • Presbyterian College, BA, BS Business Administration, Political Science with Honors, 2005
  • Georgia
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Georgia Bar Association

Member, J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court (U.S. Tax Court)

Board Member, Community Tax Law Project

Board Member, Armed Services Arts Partnership

Board Member, iat4ss

Brad focuses his practice on tax controversy matters and routinely advises clients facing disputes with the Internal Revenue Service at every stage (audits, administrative appeals, and tax litigation). He represents individuals, businesses, trusts and estates at the trial level before the U.S. Tax Court and federal courts including the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Wisconsin and has handled multiple appeals at the Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Seventh Circuits. Brad has experience handling cases involving income, estate, gift, international, and excise tax matters. Brad is a member of the J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court (U.S. Tax Court). Brad is also a certified public accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Brad has served as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University since 2012 and has taught multiples courses concerning tax procedure and income tax accounting. Previously, Brad served as an adjunct professor for the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary from 2011 to 2015 teaching business law to both undergraduates and masters of accounting students. In connection with the Federal Tax Clinic at the William & Mary Law School, Brad works with law students to represent low-income taxpayers before the IRS and the U.S. Tax Court.

Brad currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Community Tax Law Project, a low-income taxpayer clinic, based in Richmond, Virginia and as a member of the Board of Directors of iat4ss, a Virginia nonprofit working to enhance diversity among CPAs. Brad continues to serve as an outside advisor and member of the Board of Directors of Armed Services Arts Partnership, a non-profit that offers supportive, expressive arts programs at no cost to service members, veterans, and military families. 

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Bradley A Ridlehoover
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Carter v. Commissioner, 7th Cir., No. 13-02822, (March 25, 2014). Successfully represented pension plan in a group of pension plan participants’ challenge to a favorable Tax Court decision concerning the plan’s qualified status.

Carter v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2013-124 (May 9, 2013). Successfully represented plan in asserting collateral estoppel as a bar to a group of pension plan participants’ challenge that a plan amendment violated ERISA’s anti-cutback provisions.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Woodward/White, Inc., 2017

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Tax, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2017

Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year, Community Tax Law Project, 2010

Author, "The Grinch That Stole Their Reasonable Cause…," Procedurally Taxing, December 10, 2014
Co-author, Chapter 6, "Income Tax–Planning Considerations In Divorce And Separation," Negotiating and Drafting Marital Agreements, 2013
Speaker, Tax Bootcamp: Tax Issues Your Clients Can't Avoid, Virginia CLE, August 10 & 29, 2017
Speaker, "Proper Handling of an Audit Tax Controversy, to Include What to Do Today with the New Partnership (and LLC) Audit Rules," 69th Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation, University of Virginia, June 9, 2017
Speaker, "Avoiding IRS Audits and Defending Oneself in an Audit," Be a Road Warrior, Not Road Kill: Issues Confronting Fiduciaries, October 7, 2015
Co-presenter, "Dealing with the IRS – Best Practices for Avoiding an Audit and How to Navigate the Process if Your Organization is Selected," Non-Profits and Associations Forum, ACC National Capital Region, May 12, 2015
Moderator, "Ethical Issues in Federal Tax Practice — The Government Perspective," 2015 American Bar Association Section of Tax May Meeting, May 8, 2015
Speaker, What's a Young Tax Attorney to Do When...?, American Bar Association Section of Taxation, April 8, 2015
Moderator, "What's a Young Tax Attorney to Do When...?," ABA Section of Taxation 2015 Midyear Meeting, January 30, 2015
Speaker, "Hot Issues on Estate and Gift Tax Audits and Appeals," New Developments in Tax and Wealth Planning, October 22, 2014
Speaker, "Income Tax Planning Considerations in Divorce and Separation," 33rd Annual Family Law Seminar, October 2014
Moderator, Tax Controversy Today: New Developments and Practical Tips, The Community Tax Law Project, September 17, 2013