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Bradley joined Manning Fulton in 2010 after receiving a Masters of Law in Taxation from Northwestern University and spending a year litigating federal tax cases with a large regional firm. His practice at Manning Fulton focuses on the tax and business law aspects of business mergers and acquisitions, forming and advising joint ventures and private equity funds, partnerships and limited liability companies, counseling clients on international, federal and state tax issues and counseling real estate investors and developers with the tax and corporate aspects of complex acquisitions, 1031 exchanges, real estate developments and dispositions.


Bradley is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. He regularly assists individuals, partnerships, LLCs and corporations with international, federal and state tax planning and transaction structuring.  Bradley also handles substantial tax controversies with federal and state taxing authorities in a variety of areas, including captive insurance companies, conservation easements, sales and use tax disputes and offshore voluntary disclosures.

In addition, Bradley advises clients on a variety of complex business transactions, including structuring, forming and/or negotiating business acquisitions and dispositions, initial entity formations, joint ventures, mergers, reorganizations, spin-offs, private placement securities offerings, private equity funds and executive compensation arrangements for key employees, including stock option, phantom stock and deferred compensation plans.

Bradley has substantial experience counseling clients with structuring complex real estate acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other strategic development or funding arrangements, debt restructuring and 1031 exchanges.

Bradley’s wide-range of experience also includes representing clients with respect to licensing and franchise and distributions relationships and matters involving trademark and other intellectual property protection.




  • Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M in Taxation, 2009)
  • University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • Washington and Lee University (B.S. in Physics-Engineering, 2005)

Admitted to Practice

  • State of North Carolina, 2011
  • United States Tax Court, 2010
  • State of Alabama, 2008 (Not Active)

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section – 2010 to Present
    • Forum on Franchising – 2010 to Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Tax Section – 2010 to Present
  • North Carolina’s Legal Elite – 2014 (Young Guns); 2016-2017, 2019 and 2021 (Tax) and 2022 (Business)
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers – 2015-2017 (Rising Stars)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law and Tax Law – 2021-2022
  • International Franchise Association
  • Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) – 2017 to Present

Representative Transactions

  • Sale of an Industrial Door Manufacturer and Distributor to a National Strategic
  • Counseled a Management Team with respect to a Management Buyout of an IT Reseller
  • Sale of an Engineering Software Company to a Public Buyer
  • Tax Structuring of the Sale of a Consumer Product Manufacturer and Distributor to a Private Equity Fund
  • Counseled Client on a complex 1031 Exchange among a Limited Partnership with 22 Limited Partners
  • Private Placement Offerings for the acquisition and development of numerous hotels and multi-use developments
  • Structured a Joint-Venture between a Connecticut Based Family Office and a Hotel Development Company
  • Structured a Tax-Free Spin-Off for a North Carolina Based Engineering and Surveying Company
  • Counseled and organized the franchising of a summer collegiate baseball league

Community Engagement

Eastern North Carolina Washington and Lee Alumni Chapter

  • President – 2015 to Present

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