Stacey A. Brady


General Corporate | Pass-Through Entities | Taxation | Mergers and Acquisitions

Stacey Brady counsels clients on variety of transactional, corporate and commercial matters, including, private equity, venture capital, entity formation, organization, and dissolution, mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset sales, and general corporate matters, with a focus on tax issues as they relate to the foregoing.

She has extensive experience negotiating and preparing operating agreements for complex limited liability company structures and joint ventures. She works with clients on private placements of both equity and debt securities, executive and incentive compensation matters, including equity-based plans and deferred compensation, formulating tax efficient structures for entity formations, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, and restructurings, and like-kind exchange transactions.

She serves as outside general counsel to companies of various sizes and in a variety of industries. Her clients, for example, include private equity funds, startups, and mature businesses in a variety of industries including, real estate, technology, manufacturing, and sales.

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Clemson University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1995

The Clemson University Honors Program, senior departmental honors

University of North Carolina, J.D., with honors, 1998

North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation

Bar Admissions
North Carolina
Professional Activities

North Carolina Bar Association Tax Section: Co-Chair CLE Planning Committee, former Co-Chair Membership Committee, former Co-Chair Tax Court Liaison Committee.

Member of planning committee for the UNC School of Law J. Nelson Young Tax Institute (2017-present)

Member of the North Carolina Bar Association committee responsible for 2014 revisions to the North Carolina Limited Liability Company Act

Community and Civic Activities

Piedmont Classic Guitar Society former Board Member

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Environmental Stewardship Commission, former Chair

Volunteer coaching and non-profit board service

Awards and Publications

Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, business (2023)

Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, tax/estate planning (2016)

Drafting LLC and Other Unincorporated Association Contract, Wake Forest University School of Law Contract Law Seminar (2005)

Tenant in Common Interests and Like Kind Exchanges, Like Kind Real Estate Exchanges in North Carolina (Lorman seminar) (2004)

Tax Considerations for Choice of Entity, National Business Institute (NBI) seminar (2002)