Bradley Arant is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Bruce P. Ely has been appointed Co-Chair of the New York University Institute on State and Local Taxation (SALT), the 35th annual Institute being held this December in New York City. Mr. Ely will serve as co-chair for a two-year term.
“Being an NYU Law School alumni, I am truly honored to be appointed to this prestigious role,” Mr. Ely said. “The NYU Institute on SALT is one of the most widely regarded and well-attended tax programs within our industry. The meticulous planning by the co-chairs in years past has raised the bar for exceptional programming, and I look forward to maintaining that tradition of excellence for the next two years.”
Mr. Ely’s role includes working with the other Co-Chair in making decisions on the topics and nationally recognized speakers who will be invited to present at the next two annual Institutes, and presiding over the well-respected Advisory Board. He also will assist in planning the details of the event and will co-preside over the Institute itself.
The annual NYU School of Professional Studies Institute on SALT is the oldest forum of its kind in the nation. It draws attorneys, judges, accountants, state tax officials, tax directors, tax managers, and others from across the country who seek expert discussion on the latest technical, legislative, and planning developments in the field of state and local taxation.
Mr. Ely is Co-Chair of Bradley Arant’s SALT practice group. He focuses his practice on three concentric areas: representing taxpayers before federal, Alabama, 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. Mr. Ely has also served as counsel to multistate taxpayers in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, but more often before the Alabama appellate courts, circuit courts, and the Alabama Tax Tribunal. He also proudly serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Accountancy, teaching SALT and tax policy in its graduate accounting program.
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