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Bruce H. Gordon

Partner
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct813.227.2234
Fax813.229.1660
bgordon@slk-law.com

Assistant

Janet Stephenson
Direct813.227.2336
jstephenson@slk-law.com

Bruce H. Gordon's principal areas of practice are corporate, tax, estate planning, asset preservation planning, trusts, estate administration, probate litigation, real property, compensation planning, international and general commercial and transactional matters for public and private corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and foundations, as well as high net worth individuals and their families.

Bruce was a member of the tax department of a Big Six accounting firm for six years prior to practicing law. He has lectured at various Florida Bar CLE courses and at meetings of trust companies and professional associations. As a member of The Executive Council of the General Practice Section of The Florida Bar from 1988 - 1994 he served on the Continuing Legal Education Committee.

Honors

  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2007 - 2015
  • Tampa Bay's Best Lawyers2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Accredited Estate Planner as designated by the National Association of Estate Planners
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Asset Protection Planning Committee, Vice-Chair (2013-2014)
  • Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council (since 1980), Board of Directors, 2007 to 2009
  • Attorneys For Family-Held Enterprises ("afhe")
  • Leadership Tampa Alumni Association (Class of 1980)
  • Morton Plant Mease Foundation, Financial Counseling Services Committee
  • Kiwanis Club of Tampa Bay, past President, 1984-1985

News Releases

08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
08.19.2015Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2016
06.12.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 2015 Florida Rising Stars
08.21.201483 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
06.16.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars
09.18.2013Bruce H. Gordon Appointed Vice-Chair, Asset Protection Planning Committee of the American Bar Association
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
06.13.2013Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers and 2013 Florida Rising Stars
10.16.2012Bruce H. Gordon Presenting at Pinellas County Estate Planning Seminar
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
02.15.2012Bruce H. Gordon Moderated Panel Discussion for All Children’s Hospital
09.07.201170 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
06.10.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2011 Florida Super Lawyers and 2011 Florida Rising Stars
11.02.2010Bruce H. Gordon Elected to Planning Committee for the All Children’s Hospital Foundation Financial Planning Seminar
10.21.2010Bruce H. Gordon Spoke at Florida Society of Enrolled Agents, Suncoast Chapter Meeting
09.14.2010Bruce H. Gordon Named to Board of Directors of the Tampa Museum of Art Foundation
08.12.201070 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
06.07.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2010 Florida Super Lawyers and 2010 Florida Rising Stars

Publications

12.16.2011"Estate Planning News Alert - Year-End 2011/2012 Transfer Tax Planning"
11.29.2011"Estate Planning News Alert"
11.09.2011"Estate Planning News Alert"
08.08.2008"An Estate Planner's Guide To Ethics And Malpractice In The Sunshine State," presented at the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting, New York City
1986"Gifting: New Wrinkles to Watch," Journal of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, Special Tax Reform Issue

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Events and Presentations

02.08.2012"Recent Developments and Hot Topics" - 14th Annual All Children’s Hospital Estate, Tax, Legal and Financial Planning Seminar
05.13.2011Speaker, "How to Draft Florida Trusts in an Era of Temporary Certainty," Florida Society of Financial Service Professionals, Professional Day 2011
08.26.2010Speaker, "Estate Tax 2010: How Did We Get Here: Where Are We Going; and What To Do Now," Florida Society of Enrolled Agents, Suncoast Chapter
06.25.2009Speaker, "Estate Planning & Probate Update: The Certainty Of Death, Taxes & Change," Florida Law Update 2009 CLE, The Florida Bar Convention, Orlando Marriott World Center
11.06.2008Co-Chair, "afhe" (Attorneys For Family-Held Enterprises) Fall 2008 Regional Meeting, Ft. Myers, Florida
10.03.2008Speaker, "An Estate Planner's Guide To Ethics and Malpractice in the Sunshine State," a special 4-hour CLE for Florida Attorneys held at and sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust, Ft. Myers, Florida
08.08.2008Panelist, "Conflicts and Ethical Issues in Planning With Family Businesses and Investment Entities," Joint presentation of the ABA Tax Section (Closely Held Business Committee) and RPTE Section (Business Planning Group), 2008 ABA Annual Meeting, New York
01.01.2008Speaker, "Estate Planning & Probate Update," Florida Law Update CLE, annually from 1993 to 2008 at The Florida Bar Convention, Orlando or Boca Raton.
10.27.2007Panelist, "Watch Out for State Law - Choices of Entity and Trust Situs Issues." 2007 Joint Fall Meeting of ABA Tax Section and RPTE Section, Vancouver, British Columbia
10.27.2007Panelist, "Conflicts and Ethical Issues in Planning With Family Business and Investment Entities," 2007 Joint Fall Meeting of ABA Tax Section and RPTE Section, Vancouver, British Columbia

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Education

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1973
  • B.A., Miami University, 1970

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1979
  • Ohio, 1973, Inactive

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