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Alex Mark Brucker

Alex Mark Brucker

Practice areas:

Employee Benefits, IRS, Appeals

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About Me

Alex M. Brucker is the founding partner in the Pension and Employee Benefits law (ERISA) firm of Brucker & Morra. This exclusive ERISA law practice prevents/solves federal tax and fiduciary law problems involving pension and cash balance plans, ESOPs 401(k) and profit sharing plans, 403(b) plans health and welfare plans and deferred compensation (409A and 457 plans). Alex is an Expert Witness and acts as a co-litigation counsel for pension and benefits related cases. 


 


Alex is a nationally recognized employee benefits/ERISA lawyer, speaker and author. His knowledge of the intricacies of the regulations and policies of the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, results in exceptional insight, experience, credibility, authority—and creative solutions—for his clients.


He began his career in benefits law in 1974, the year the ERISA law was enacted. His legal career grew with the law — a claim few attorneys in his field can make. He has since grown to be a tireless advocate for tax equity, particularly for privately owned businesses and business owners, and has worked with Congress on pension and tax legislation.


Alex has appeared before the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, the National Institute of Pension Administrators, the California CPA Foundation for Education Conferences, the Annual Enrolled Actuaries Conference, the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the University of Southern California Federal Tax Institute speaking on such issues as ERISA fiduciary obligations, investing and liabilities, 401(k), pension and profit sharing plans, and IRS and Department of Labor controversies and compliance initiatives. Alex leads continuing education pension and employee benefits workshops for attorneys, plan administrators, trustees, accountants, and insurance and financial professionals.


Alex is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefit Counsel and a director of the Small Business Council of America, Washington, D.C. (SBCA), a National nonprofit organization representing the interests of privately held businesses. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, and a current member of the Motion Picture and Television Tax Institute.


In 2009, Alex was honored with a Congressional Award for his outstanding leadership, dedication and achievement on behalf of the Small Business Council of America of Washington, D.C.  In 2010, Alex legislated to obtain needed relief from disproportionate IRS penalties; the results of his efforts were enacted into the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, for which he received the SBCA Special Appreciation Award. Each year he is awarded the Super Lawyer award by Super Lawyers Magazine.


Alex acts as co-counsel in employee benefits (ERISA) litigation and is often engaged as an expert witness on pension and employee benefits (ERISA) issues.


Alex’s goal is to find a solution to his client’s problem. He is well known for never taking “no” for an answer, and is notorious for inspiring dread among Internal Revenue Service auditors when CPAs and plan administrators declare, “If you don’t settle reasonably, we’ll call in Brucker!”

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Employee Benefits: 80%
    40 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
    40 years
  3. IRS: 10%
    40 years

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Contact Info

Brucker & Morra, A Professional Corporation

10880 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 2210
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197405/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Congressional AwardSmall Business Council of America2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founder, AttorneyBrucker & Morra, APC1985 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Small Business Council of AmericaDirector2000 - Present
ProVisorsMember1997 - Present
Employee Benefits CommitteeChairman1995 - 1996
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationBoard of Governors1985 - 1987
Employee Benefits CommitteeChairman1982 - Present
Annual Employee Benefits ConferenceChairman1980 - 1989
Tax Section Executive CommitteeChairman1980 - 1983
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1974 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Motion Picture and Television Tax Institute.MemberN/A
Tax Section, Employer Benefits CommitteeMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
UnknownJournal of Pension Benefits1998
UnknownDeferred Compensation & Retirement Benefits1995

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
San Diego State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1967

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
VariousERISA, Pension, ESOP, Employee Benefits, MCLE CoursesN/A