Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Partner Bruce Ely Co-Authors Guide Advising Businesses on Best Choice of Entities and Tax Issues

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner and Adjunct Professor at The University of Alabama, Bruce P. Ely, was published in the 2015 edition of Keatinge and Conaway on Choice of Business Entity: Selecting Form and Structure for a Closely-Held Business, published last month by Thomson/West. The book focuses on choosing the proper form of business entity and structure for closely-held businesses, and provides insight into entity formats that are specific to a client’s business activities and needs.

The book, which also features well known co-authors Robert R. Keatinge and Ann E. Conaway, offers horizontal, vertical and integrational approaches as three alternatives that business and tax advisers can consider. The text includes a comprehensive discussion of tax issues at both the state and federal level specific to choice-of-entity concerns. It also contains a glossary and chart that compares how specific issues affect all types of entities. Each annual revision of the work includes up-to-date information on the tax and non-tax issues that need to be considered in setting up a business entity.

“There is no other book like this one on the market, so we hope it will be well received by both corporate and tax practitioners, as well as CPAs,” Mr. Ely stated. “It was truly a team effort and much of the credit for the state and local tax portions of the book goes to our associates, Will Thistle and Sims Rhyne.”

Mr. Ely is a partner with the Bradley Arant Tax Team. His practice focuses on three concentric areas: representing taxpayers before federal, state and local administrative and judicial forums; advising companies on choosing the proper form of entity through which to conduct business in the Southeast and potential tax incentives; and advising companies and various trade and professional organizations regarding state and local tax legislative matters. He also devotes a substantial amount of time to teaching and writing on SALT-related topics.

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