Bruce Booken uses his extensive tax, accounting and business acumen to help clients through complex transactions in order to reach their business goals. Whether the client’s goal is to grow stronger, larger, more financially stable or sell their business outright, Bruce uses his vast experience to analyze and structure deals that hit the mark and provide maximum tax benefit.
He helps clients by providing day-to-day advice as well as counsel on once-in-a-lifetime, make-or-break decisions. He assists clients from the Mid-Atlantic to Florida with a focus on privately held companies in industries such as real estate, energy, security alarm, technology and manufacturing.
Bruce’s approach is creative, yet practical and efficient, producing positive tax and business outcomes for clients dealing with business formations and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, debt and equity financings, and company and asset sales. As a trusted advisor to his clients, he often serves as general counsel for companies that do not have in-house counsel handling both routine and unexpected commercial and operating issues.
Bruce was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 list for Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law and Tax Law.
Practicing for more than 40 years, Bruce has seen it all . . . and from all sides. He comes to the table leading with his client’s interests, but also with a keen understanding that it takes both sides to reach an agreement and get the deal done. As a result, he can anticipate and proactively navigate around issues before they become barriers.
Bruce thrives on the complex and complicated, using his strategic and insightful thinking to simplify and drive solutions. Calm under pressure, he’s approachable and actively listens to his clients.
As co-chair of the firm’s Tax Section, Bruce shares his deep understanding of tax principles and experience in business and commercial transactions with his clients and with other attorneys with whom he collaborates.
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