Bruce Ely’s more than 35 years of experience have allowed him to handle projects as diverse as serving on the recruiting teams that successfully induced JVC America, Mercedes-Benz, and Hyundai to locate their first U.S. manufacturing plants in Alabama while representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, the Alabama Department of Revenue, and local taxing authorities. His practice focuses 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 business and professional organizations regarding state and local tax legislative and policy matters.

He has also served as counsel to several state tax reform and economic development commissions over the years, and has spoken and written extensively on those topics, as well as on other multistate tax issues and incentives matters.

Bruce is a member of the Alabama Law Institute and the Economic Development Association of Alabama, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA).