Bruce P. Ely Esq.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Ely, Bruce P.

Bruce P. Ely is a Partner in the Birmingham office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP where his practice focuses on 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 trade and professional organizations regarding state and local tax legislative and policy matters.

Mr. Ely has handled projects as diverse as serving on the recruiting teams that successfully induced JVC America, Mercedes-Benz, and later Hyundai, to locate their first U.S. manufacturing plant in Alabama, while representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, the Alabama Department of Revenue, and local taxing authorities.

He earned his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Alabama, his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and his LL.M. from the New York University School of Law.

He is the author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio SeriesState Tax Portfolio Series (No. 1550-1st).  This portfolio volume discusses state and federal income tax and other considerations pertinent to choosing the most advantageous legal form for conducting business and investment activities. The portfolio provides a summary perspective on the various legal forms of business enterprises and their relative advantages and disadvantages. These forms include the sole proprietorship, a general partnership, a limited partnership, a regular corporation, an S corporation, an LLC, an LLP, an LLLP, and a business trust.