Bruce is a business lawyer, and speaks to his clients in the language of business. He spends much of his time on transactional matters, guiding clients through private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, private placements and other financing and commercial transactions. He also serves as outside general counsel to diverse businesses on a variety of corporate, commercial and securities matters. His clients span industries that include manufacturing, distribution, software and technology, law, health care, broadcasting and construction, among others.
For decades Bruce has aligned his practice with information technology advancements. He assists clients in their development and delivery of IT-dependent products and services and the protection of their intellectual property rights, and he advises clients in their implementation of third-party IT solutions. He counsels clients on cybersecurity and data breach response protocols, migrating to cloud services and developing their digital strategies.
Bruce counsels software developers, data scientists, value-added resellers, Internet service providers and technology consultants in raising capital, licensing software, protecting intellectual property rights, complying with regulatory mandates, forming strategic alliances and acquiring technology. In addition, he has developed a practice known in the construction industry and elsewhere for managing construction and relocations of commercial office space involving sophisticated IT planning and security.
A member of the Illinois Technology Association and a founding member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Computer Law Committee, Bruce is also a member of the International Technology Law Association. He frequently addresses industry groups and has written numerous articles regarding corporate and commercial matters, business transactions and technology issues. Bruce is currently on the board of directors of a manufacturer with international operations.
Clients value Bruce’s ability to recognize and appreciate a company from many viewpoints – corporate guidance, technological strategy, and intellectual property – and to soundly advise them accordingly. They also appreciate the teams of attorneys and other professionals he builds and manages to collaborate in conjunction with them to build things, protect and increase shareholder value, and close deals.