“We are pleased to welcome Rick, and we know that our clients will benefit from his experience,” said Bradley Nashville Office Managing Partner Lauren B. Jacques. “Rick is very knowledgeable in trusts and estates matters, elevating the level of service we are able to provide as a firm.”
Mr. Nickels has more than 20 years of experience advising private companies, privately held companies, families and individuals in a broad range of corporate, tax, and governance matters. As part of his corporate work, he advises owners, directors, and executives of closely held companies throughout all phases of corporate acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and restructures, focusing on the tax implications involved with such transactions. As part of his estate planning work, Mr. Nickels works with families and individuals on matters regarding wealth preservation and transfer, collaborating with his clients to identify and tailor a plan to meet their goals. In this capacity, he advises on federal transfer and income taxes and also drafts wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, asset protection trusts, charitable trusts, family limited partnerships and other estate planning documents.
Mr. Nickels is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law and earned his B.A. from Carthage College. He is a member of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar associations and has been recognized in the area of Corporate Law by The Best Lawyers in America® since 2016.