Bruce E. Babcock
Firm:
Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough A Professional Corporation
Phone:Array
Address: 170 S. Main Street, Suite 1500
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Membership: PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSMember, Utah State BarMember, Utah State Bar, Taxation SectionBeta Gamma SigmaBeta Alpha Psi
University: Brigham Young University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1977, Brigham Young University, J.D., cum laude, 1980 Note and Comment Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review, 1979-1980; New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1981
Admitted: 1980, Utah; 1981, Ohio; 1983, U.S. Tax Court; 1986, U.S. Claims Court
Biography: FirmShareholderLeader, Tax Practice GroupLeader, Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice GroupLeader, Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organization Practice GroupFormer Chair, Business Department INDUSTRY AWARDSBest Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits Law, 2003-2015Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2010-2015Chambers USA, Labor & Employment: ERISA, 2011-2015Super Lawyers, Employee Benefits/ERISA, 2012-2015Utah Business magazine, Legal Elite, 2010-2011, 2013-2015 EXPERTISEMore 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. COMMUNITY:Tax Counsel, Utah Housing Corporation, Low Income Housing Tax Credit ProgramSecretary/Treasurer, Utah Partnership for Education, Inc.Frequent speaker on legal education topics