Bradley is pleased to announce that Bruce P. Ely, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been named by Who’s Who Legal as among the world’s leading corporate tax attorneys. He is among 1,036 practitioners worldwide and the only lawyer in Alabama to be included in the Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax 2017.
“The firm congratulates Bruce on his annual inclusion in the prestigious Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax guide and his successes as one of the top corporate tax practitioners in the world,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier.
Founding Chair of Bradley’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Practice Team, Mr. Ely represents taxpayers in federal, state and local administrative and judicial forums and advises 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, including serving as an adjunct professor in the University of Alabama’s graduate accounting program and as co-editor of the new Bloomberg BNA publication, “Pass-Through Entities Navigator.” As part of his governmental affairs practice, Mr. Ely has co-authored a number of landmark pieces of tax and business entity legislation in Alabama, and served on several tax and constitutional reform commissions and task forces, over the years.
Mr. Ely earned his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He also holds a B.S. in Accounting (cum laude) from the University of Alabama.
Published by London-based Law Business Research Limited, the Who’s Who Legal directory lists more than 24,000 private practice lawyers from more than 150 national jurisdictions, covering 34 areas of corporate and commercial law. Only lawyers who receive the highest number of recommendations from peers and clients as determined through independent research are listed in the publications. The Who’s Who Legal guides are intended to serve as reference sources for companies seeking to corroborate the reputations of lawyers recommended by another party. The publications are distributed to counsel and officers at more than 8,000 of the world's leading corporations and to executive partners at pre-eminent law firms.