Bruce E. Bell

Bruce Bell has a general commercial practice concentrating in the corporate and tax areas. He serves as general counsel for many closely-held businesses and represents numerous high net worth individuals.

AREAS OF LEGAL CONCENTRATION

Bruce’s corporate practice focuses on drafting and negotiating contracts in a variety of areas. He also has considerable experience in purchasing and selling businesses and handling other sophisticated business transactions.

Bruce’s estate plan practice includes counseling clients on the tax and non-tax aspects of business succession planning, wealth transfers and other estate matters. In addition to providing routine estate planning services, he counsels clients in sophisticated tax strategies such as family partnerships, generation-skipping tax planning, charitable trusts and other matters. An important aspect of many such engagements involves protecting assets from creditors where he regularly counsels clients on such matters.

Bruce also has practiced extensively in the employee benefits area. He has considerable experience in preparing retirement and other benefit plans.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Tax Court

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Loyola University of Chicago
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign (High Honors)

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