Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Bruce P. Ely, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has received the Thomas A. Ratcliffe Outstanding Discussion Leader Award, 2016-2017, from the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA).
The award recognizes the seminar leader who is ranked highest overall by the attendees of all the ASCPA-sanctioned seminars conducted in 2016 and early 2017 as compared to other faculty members teaching other ASCPA seminars. Mr. Ely received the award at the ASCPA’s Accounting Connections Conference (formerly its Annual Meeting) in early June.
“Congratulations to Bruce for being singled out by his colleagues with the ASCPA as an outstanding communicator and education leader in the area of tax law,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier.
Jeannine Birmingham, president & CEO of the ASCPA, added, “Bruce Ely is one of Alabama’s favorite instructors amongst CPAs. He leads technical education sessions that are relevant, timely and engaging. The ASCPA is happy to honor Bruce with this well-deserved recognition.”
Mr. Ely said, “It is an honor to receive this award in light of the excellent faculty the ASCPA employs for its 100-plus seminars and webinars each year, and because the winner is determined by a vote of the CPAs who attended those events across the state.”
The ASCPA is the statewide, professional membership organization representing more than 6,500 Alabama CPAs in public practice, industry, government and education.
Mr. Ely is chair of Bradley’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice Team. With more than 30 years of experience, he focuses his practice on three concentric areas: representing taxpayers in 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.