Bradley A. Ridlehoover Partner

Brad advises tax-exempt organizations on federal tax and governance issues. Brad has significant experience advising nonprofit organizations, including public charities, colleges and universities, private foundations, and charitable trusts, regarding tax matters, including self-dealing, private benefit, excess benefit transactions, excess business holdings, required minimum distributions, and unrelated business tax rules.

Brad also counsels taxpayers seeking administrative guidance, including private letter rulings, from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and US Department of the Treasury.

In addition to his role as an advisor to tax exempt-organizations, Brad assists taxpayers facing federal tax disputes, guiding them through the resolution process from the administrative audit to trial. He has sat second chair in a four-day Tax Court trial involving a multimillion-dollar transferee liability dispute and a one-day federal district court trial involving excise taxes with over $10 million in dispute. To avoid the time and expense of trial, Brad helps clients reach positive settlements of income, estate and gift, and international tax disputes. For the past four years, Brad has been recognized in Super Lawyers as a "Virginia Rising Star” for his tax practice, an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state each year.

Through his ties to the Community Tax Law Project, Brad represents low-income taxpayers facing a Tax Court trial pro bono and he has helped more than 50 clients resolve their disputes. Brad also volunteers through the Richmond Bar Pro Bono Clearinghouse to provide pro bono representation to nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status and assistance resolving tax disputes.

Brad serves as the past president of the Board of Directors of the Community Tax Law Project, a low-income taxpayer clinic based in Richmond, Virginia. He also is the pro bono outside general counsel to Armed Services Arts Partnership, a Virginia nonprofit that offers supportive, expressive arts programs at no cost to service members, veterans and military families. ASAP is known for its Comedy Bootcamp program.

Brad is a certified public accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • 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

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Board Member, Community Tax Law Project

Board Member, iat4ss, 2015-2018

Board Member, Armed Services Arts Partnership, 2016-2017

  • Georgia
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Woodward/White, Inc., 2017-2022

Elected to “Inaugural Class,” Southeast Fellows Institute, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2021-2022

Selected for inclusion in “Legal 500 United States,” Not-for-profit: Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations, 2021

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Tax, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2021

Named "Legal Elite," Taxes/Estates/Trusts, Virginia Business, 2020

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

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