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Bruce Givner

Bruce Givner’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • L&B Pipe & Supply Company v. Commissioner Of Internal Revenue

    Practice Area:
    Tax
    Outcome:
    Did not have to pay tax on $2.6 million of income
    Description:
    IRS treated $2.6 million of compensation paid by this C corporation as a dividend, meaning it was "unreasonable" compensation. The result would have been a $1,000,000 tax at the corporate level, along with significant interest and penalties. The taxpayers were able to show, through the introduction of expert testimony, that the compensation for the years 1987 - 1989 was reasonable.
  • Bonny Lee Bakley Estate

    Practice Area:
    Probate
    Date:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Outcome:
    Assets distributed to children.
    Description:
    Estate of wife of actor Robert Blake. Blake was found liable for the wrongful death of his wife in a civil trial.
  • Boss Hogg of the Dukes Of Hazard

    Practice Area:
    Employee Benefits
    Date:
    Jun 15, 1985
    Outcome:
    Millions in deductible contributions
    Description:
    Prepared pensions plans for Sorrell Booke's various personal service companies during the Dukes of Hazzard TV series run.
  • Nichols Estate v. Commissioner

    Practice Area:
    Estate Planning
    Date:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Outcome:
    IRS asserted $14,000,000 deficiency
    Description:
    negotiated settlement of $2,000,000
  • Expatriation

    Practice Area:
    Tax
    Date:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Outcome:
    Happy clients.
    Description:
    Dual French-U.S. Citizen worth $250,000,000 divided estate with wife who remains in U.S. Husband expatriated in March, 2013, so that appreciation on his $125,000,000 of the assets is not subject to U.S. income tax and will not be subject to U.S. estate tax on his death. The IRC Section 877A exit tax, which was deferred, was only $15,000,000.