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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.
Area 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.
- J.D., Loyola University of Chicago
- B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign (High Honors)
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Illinois Bar Association
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Tax Court
Articles & Publications
Question: I have a lake house which I occasionally rent to my corporation for business use. Am I still...
The 2017 Tax Act introduced a new deduction for pass-through entities. Owners of S corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships and limited...
Question: I am the beneficiary of a traditional Individual Retirement Account that I inherited from my...