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Brad A. Birmingham


Brad is Hodgson Russ' Business Tax Practice Leader and concentrates his practice in federal tax law and business law, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, partnership and joint venture structuring, and other tax-driven business transactions. He counsels business entities and their principals on tax and business matters relating to organization, divestitures, financing and project structuring. 

Brad also assists Canadian businesses who wish to expand into the U.S. marketplace. He regularly provides advice regarding the tax and corporate structuring of the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate.

In addition, Brad has extensive experience with the auto dealership industry, representing several major auto dealers on a wide range of tax, business and franchise-related matters.

Brad serves on the firm's finance committee and chairs the firm's pension and 401(k) committees.


Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S., with honors

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude


  • New York
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York 2013 and 2014
  • Who's Who in Law, as recognized by Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal
  • Former Associate Editor: Syracuse Law Review

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  • Member, Board of Directors: Buffalo Civic Auto Ramps, Inc.
  • Former Member, Board of Directors: Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo, Inc.
  • Former Volunteer: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Erie County


  • Member: New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section and Tax Section Committee on Pass-Through Entities
  • Former Chair: Bar Association of Erie County, Tax Committee
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