Bradley’s Bruce Ely Appointed to Board of Regents of American College of Tax Counsel

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Bradley is pleased to announce that Birmingham partner Bruce P. Ely has been appointed to the Board of Regents of the prestigious American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), an invitation-only professional association of tax attorneys from across the country.

The 13-member Board of Regents serves as the governing body of the ACTC. One Regent is elected to represent each of the 11 federal judicial circuits and two Regents are elected to serve at-large. Mr. Ely is the only Alabama-based attorney on the board and the first Bradley partner to serve in the role.

Mr. Ely is a long-standing Fellow of the ACTC, having more than 40 years of experience in federal, state and local tax matters, and is among the most well-known and prolific state and local tax (SALT) attorneys in the U.S. He was involved in drafting Alabama’s original S corporation, LLC and LLP legislation, the American Bar Association’s Model LLC Act and Model State S Corporation Income Tax Act, and the Multistate Tax Commission’s Model Uniform Statute for Reporting Federal Partnership Audit Adjustments. Mr. Ely is a frequent author and speaker on the tax aspects of pass-through entities. In 2023, he was appointed as a Senior Fellow and a special consultant to Bloomberg Tax & Accounting, and was also honored recently with Bloomberg’s “Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Tax.”

Fellowship in the ACTC is limited to 700 attorneys across the U.S., and each prospect must be nominated by a number of their peers before passing a rigorous screening process. Members are recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments and professional achievements and for their dedication to improving the practice of law. As part of its mission to improve the tax system, the College provides recommendations to Congress and the Internal Revenue Service for improving the nation’s tax laws and the way they are interpreted and administered, and provides input into the judicial system by filing “friend of the court” (amicus) briefs in selected tax cases.