Fairfield and Woods Names New Managing Director

Press Release
For Immediate Release
February 22, 2017

Denver, CO, February 22, 2017 – Fairfield and Woods, P. C. announced Bruce A. Fowler as its new managing director. Bruce has played a key leadership role at the firm since joining in 2006 and has served on the firm’s executive committee since 2013.

“Fairfield and Woods strives to counsel its clients with experienced, common sense advice on a responsive basis. As a former partner of the firm, Chuck Beise, often said, our clients are friends with problems, and it is with that attitude that we have represented our clients for over 80 years.” said Fowler. “I am honored to begin my tenure as managing director and to continue the tradition of the firm, while looking ahead to exciting new opportunities in 2017 and beyond.”

As the chair of the firm’s Wealth and Succession Planning Department, Bruce aids his clients in defining and implementing family wealth transfer goals, structuring estates in a manner that minimizes the estate tax impact and maximizes asset protection, and transferring family-owned and closely held businesses in a tax-efficient manner. He helps many of his clients implement their philanthropic goals, and represents several large family foundations. He also provides advice to beneficiaries and trustees regarding their rights and responsibilities, and is experienced in probate and litigation proceedings. Bruce also represents clients in tax controversies, most specifically in the state and local tax area.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce practiced for five years as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and as a state and local tax specialist for a Fortune 500 company. Immediately after law school, Bruce practiced in the areas of tax litigation and estate planning with several national and regional law firms before joining Fairfield and Woods.