Bruce Booken Esq.


A Shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC, Bruce Booken represents clients on a broad range of transactions including business formations and restructurings, debt and equity financings, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, as well as day to day commercial and operating issues. He is chair of the firm's Tax Section. 

Bruce has a deep understanding of tax principles and experience in business and commercial transactions that span a diverse range of industries, including real estate, energy, security alarm, technology and manufacturing. This experience enables him to tailor his approach to clients' business and financial needs and objectives. He provides practical solutions aimed at helping clients achieve their business goals in a tax-efficient manner. 

Bruce works with members of the firm's Litigation Group to assist clients in connection with commercial and business disputes. He is a trusted advisor to his clients, often serving as general counsel for companies that do not have in-house counsel. 

He has the ability and experience to handle the most complex business transactions. These transactions have included debt and equity financings, the purchase or sale of assets, operating businesses or equity interests in corporations and partnerships, as well as tax-free merger transactions. Certain of these transactions have been structured to qualify for tax-free treatment as a like kind exchange of assets. 

Bruce has also been involved in the structuring, formation and closing of many joint venture partnership transactions. He has assisted clients in designing and implementing corporate structure changes in order to enhance the ability to complete debt and equity financings and achieve other business and tax objectives. 

Since 2009, Bruce has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, and was named Best Lawyers' 2013 Miami Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year.

J.D., Vanderbilt University (1977)
B.S., Business Economics, Miami University (1974)

Bruce I. Booken is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management US Income Advisory Board.