Brad A. Graves, CPA

Partner-in-Charge, Tax Services Group

With Haskell & White since: 1988

Brad offers experience working with middle-market companies to develop creative tax strategies and solutions, as well as handling all compliance matters. His clients are primarily closely held companies in the real estate, manufacturing, distribution, and technology industries, with revenues ranging from $5 million to $200 million. Brad has written and consulted on articles for the Building Industry Association, Smart Business and other publications, and has lectured on various topics including new tax acts, 1031 exchanges, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting methods.

The value that Brad brings to his clients comes from his years of experience across the spectrum of industries providing services such as structuring entity ownership and transactions, reviewing and advising on agreements, tax deferrals and tax planning matters, restructuring and troubled debt issues, methods of accounting for revenues and expenses, and addressing the impact of financing arrangements.

Industries & Areas of Specialty:
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Technology
  • Business Reorganizations
  • 1031 Exchange
  • Depreciation and Credit Studies
  • Transaction and Entity Structuring
  • Tax Strategy and Planning
Industry and Professional Affiliations:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Building Industry Association (BIA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CAL CPA)
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • Vistage International


  • California State University, Long Beach – B.S. in Accounting & Finance/Real Estate
  • Golden Gate University – Masters in Taxation




Community Involvement:
  • Southern California Children’s Chorus – Director (fmr)
  • Vanguard University Foundation Board of Directors, Chair Investment Committee

“Leadership is having the power to listen. Taking the time to fully understand our client’s vision, objectives and challenges enables us to tailor our services to meet their specific needs. It all starts with opening our ears.”

Posts by Brad Graves

New Reporting Requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act

We’re reaching out to emphasize the legal implications of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) and the new reporting requirements. This update serves as a reference to help you understand the potential impact on your business and to ensure you are well-informed about the initial steps and compliance obligations under the Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting requirements Read more...

Get Your Piece of the Depreciation Pie Now with a Cost Segregation Study

If your business is depreciating over a 30-year period the entire cost of constructing the building that houses your operation, you should consider a cost segregation study. It might allow you to accelerate depreciation deductions on certain items, thereby reducing taxes and boosting cash flow. And under current law, the potential benefits of a cost Read more...

Analysis of Employee Retention Credit and Payroll Tax Deferral Provisions of the CARES Act (Sections 2301 and 2302)

Employee Retention Credit for Employers Subject to Closure Due to Covid-19 Delay of Payment of Employer Payroll Taxes Employers are also reminded to make requests for deferrals available with their state and local agencies.  Under Governor Newsom’s executive order during the Coronavirus state of emergency, California’s tax agencies were given authority to extend certain deadlines.  Read more...