Bryan Bloom is an experienced transactional tax lawyer as well as a family office counselor. Before rejoining Drinker Biddle, he spent 20 years as the general counsel of Huff Companies, an investment firm where he oversaw the structuring of various investment funds and their underlying investments and all tax and legal aspects of the portfolio company operations. He also provided family office advice to a variety of investors. Bryan brings to the firm a wealth of experience in structuring, operating and disposing of portfolio assets in a manner that combines his tax, accounting and business backgrounds.
Bryan was an adjunct professor at the Fairleigh Dickenson University Graduate Tax Program and lectured for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants throughout the country. The courses he taught include Partnership Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Tax Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions, and Estate Planning.
Bryan also served on the Board of Directors of various public and private companies, including CKx, Inc. the company that was responsible for the success of American Idol. Bryan served on a variety of creditors’ committees, ranging from Adelphia Communications to Bruno’s Supermarkets. These experiences have provided another avenue for Bryan to sharpen his ability to combine tax planning with business demands.
On the transactional side, Bryan assists companies with the tax aspects of mergers, asset purchases, partnership agreements and joint venture arrangements, as well as general corporate counseling. He has broad experience structuring investments, drafting and implementing transaction documentation (including a variety of joint venture agreements and partnership agreements, shareholders agreement and loan documents). His experience has had a keen focus on ensuring tax efficiency while at the same time achieving business objectives. Operationally he assists clients in arranging and rearranging ownership structures to minimize taxes and maximize the use of net operating losses. He is experienced in all aspects of tax planning and compliance.
With respect to family offices, Bryan has the experience to implement multi-generational planning, putting into place the right system to integrate next generations into the business, investment and charitable philosophy of the family. He helps solve any structural issues that could arise as a family office begins to include multiple generations, implemented, as appropriate through family meetings and the appropriate investment strategies. His experience at an investment firm has provided a keen insight into the concerns of business owners and a plethora of potential solutions. From a document standpoint Bryan has experience drafting the full range of estate planning documents, from the very basic to the most complicated.
- New Jersey
- New York
- New York University School of Law, Masters in Taxation, 1986
- American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1983
- University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, B.S., 1980
- U.S. Tax Court
- American Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- New York Bar Association