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Bruce E. Babcock


Phone: 801-534-7246
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FIRM:

Shareholder

Chair, Business Department

Leader, Tax Practice Group

Leader, Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice Group

Leader, Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organization Practice Group

PRACTICE FOCUS:

Tax Law

Employment and Labor Law

Business Law

EXPERTISE:

More than 34 years of experience in tax planning for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and individuals.

Handles a variety of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions.

Advises taxpayers and qualified intermediaries with respect to tax-free exchanges of real and personal property.

Forming of non-profit organizations and obtaining determinations of tax-exempt status from the IRS.

Represents taxpayers before the IRS (including private letter ruling requests, audits and appeals conferences), Utah State Tax Commission (including audits, advisory opinions and formal and informal hearings) and United States Tax Court.

Designs, implements and administers qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.

Advises executives regarding compensation issues.

Drafts and administers medical, disability, cafeteria and other welfare benefit plans subject to ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and other statutes.

Represents plans and plan administrators before the IRS, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation with respect to determination letter requests, private letter rulings and audits.

EDUCATION:

Brigham Young University, J.D., cum laude, 1980

New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1981

Brigham Young University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1977

Note and Comment Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review, 1979-1980

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Member, Utah State Bar

Member, Utah State Bar, Taxation Section

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Alpha Psi

COMMUNITY:

Tax Counsel, Utah Housing Corporation, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program

Secretary/Treasurer, Utah Partnership for Education, Inc.

Frequent speaker on legal education topics

LANGUAGE:

Spanish

 

•    More than 29 years of experience in tax planning for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and individuals.
•    Handling a variety of business transactions including mergers and acquisitions.
•    Advising taxpayers and qualified intermediaries with respect to tax-free exchanges of real and personal property.
•    Forming non-profit organizations and obtaining determinations of tax-exempt status from the IRS.
•    Representing taxpayers before the IRS (including private letter ruling requests, audits and appeals conferences), Utah State Tax Commission (including audits, advisory opinions and formal and informal hearings), United States Tax Court and United States Court of Federal Claims.
•    Designing, implementing and administering qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.
•    Advising executives regarding compensation issues.
•    Drafting and administering medical, disability, cafeteria and other welfare benefit plans subject to ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA and other statutes.
•    Representing plans and plan administrators before the IRS, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation with respect to determination letter requests, private letter rulings, audits and funding deficiency waivers.
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Industry Awards

MDH_BEB

Babcock Best

Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits Law, 2003-2015

Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2010-2015

Babock Chamber 2015

Chambers USA, Labor & Employment: ERISA, 2011-2015

Super Lawyers, Employee Benefits/ERISA, 2012-2015

Utah Business magazine, Legal Elite, 2010-2011, 2013-2015

Bar Admittance

1980, Utah

1981, Ohio

1983, U.S. Tax Court

1986, U.S. Claims Court