Bruce W. Tigani: Lawyer with Morris James LLP

Bruce W. Tigani

Wilmington,  DE  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Transactions, Strategic Planning and Counseling
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Advice
  • Delaware Advantage Trusts
  • Elder Law and Disability Planning
  • Healthcare Industry Team
  • Personal Tax Advice and Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax Advice for Businesses and Owners
  • Tax, Estates and Business Practice
  • Trusts and Estates
Contact InfoTelephone: 302.888.6962
Fax: 302.504.1825
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 2306, Wilmington, DE, 19899-2306
University Georgetown University; University of Delaware, B.S., magna cum laude, 1978
Law SchoolVillanova University School of Law, J.D., 1981
Admitted1981, Delaware; 1982, Pennsylvania; United States District Court, District of Delaware; United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Tax Court
BornWilmington, Delaware, May 10, 1956

Bruce W. Tigani maintains a broad-based business, tax, and real estate practice, with a law career spanning over 30 years in Delaware and the greater Philadelphia region. In providing clients an integrated focus to both transactional and planning aspects pertinent to their needs, Bruce delivers a coordinated and comprehensive approach to representation of regionally based closely-held businesses, professional practices, lenders, and individuals.

In addition, Bruce counsels clients across the country looking to take advantage of the unique opportunities Delaware offers to trusts, corporations, and alternative entities. He also represents clients in the financial sector, both nationally and internationally, on complex aspects of carried interest programs and tax equalization analysis, including related litigation and arbitration of claims.

Bruce's practice includes representation of businesses and individuals in the areas of stock and asset acquisitions, strategic business and succession planning, tax planning and controversies, healthcare law and medical practices, real estate acquisition and financing, wealth transfer and estate planning including dynasty trusts and other Delaware-advantaged trusts, estate and trust administration, lender representation including tax-exempt financing matters, and commercial transactions. His multidisciplinary experience and practice approach emphasizes the integrated alignment of his clients' personal and business-related tax, commercial, and estate planning objectives.

With his broad background and depth of experience bridging the planning, transactional, and counseling needs of his clients through the years, Bruce has been instrumental in the drafting and passage of key legislation relating to Delaware's businesses and trusts.

Professional Affiliations

Delaware State Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Chair 1992-93
Delaware State Bar Association, Estates & Trusts Section, Chair 1997-98
Delaware State Bar Association, Real & Personal Property Section
American Bar Association, Sections of Business Law, Taxation, Health Law, and Real Property, Probate & Trust Law
Wilmington Tax Group, Chair 1998-99
Estate Planning Council of Delaware, Board Member 1997-2000

Community Affiliations

Little Sisters of the Poor, Newark, DE, Residence and Healthcare Facility, Board Member
Società da Vinci, Board Member and Immediate Past President
The charitable Italian cultural heritage organization that presents Vendemmia da Vinci, a celebration on the Wilmington Riverfront of the centuries old tradition of the Italian grape harvest

Recent Matters

High level executives of Fortune 100 company, in varying capacities, including negotiation of terms of continued employment with successor company acquiring subsidiary, and pursuit of claims to enforce certain contractual rights accruing prior to termination

Acquisition of manufacturer and distributor of companion products throughout North and Central America to vertically integrate product line of client's existing business

Comprehensive strategic planning and transactional matters for medical practice groups concerning growth, geographical expansion and favorable positioning for the future of the healthcare industry

Workout of large unsecured loan portfolio on behalf of lender to preserve its loan position in real estate assets, then effectively and tax-efficiently obtain title to project by deed in lieu of foreclosure procedure

Acquisition of Delaware's largest radiology practice, including numerous real estate holdings, on behalf of California-based client

News & Events

News & Media Mentions

Best Lawyers® 2016 Recognizes 21 Morris James Attorneys
August 18, 2015

Morris James' Healthcare Industry Group Offers Webinar on Practice Integration
November 18, 2014

Best Lawyers® 2015 Recognizes 20 Morris James Attorneys in 23 Practices
August 18, 2014

Morris James to Sponsor the Wilmington and Southern Delaware Heart Balls
February 26, 2014

20 Attorneys in 23 Practices Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2014
August 15, 2013
Best Lawyers® 2014

Morris James Launches Delaware's First Healthcare Industry Blog
May 15, 2013

20 Morris James Attorneys in 23 Practices Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2013
August 30, 2012

17 Morris James Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers® 2012 in 20 Practice Areas
August 31, 2011

U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Rankings Recognizes 12 Practice Areas of Morris James
October 15, 2010

17 Morris James Attorneys Selected by Best Lawyers® 2011
August 4, 2010

Five Morris James Attorneys Selected By Their Peers As "Top Lawyers" In Delaware Today Magazine
December 8, 2008


Delaware Healthcare Industry Blog


Best Lawyers®, 2011-2016

Delaware Today®, "Top Lawyers", 2008

Martindale Hubbell, AV Rating

Professional Background

Prior to joining Morris James, Bruce chaired the Business Practice Group of a regional law firm based in Philadelphia, PA, with offices in Wilmington.

Chair of the Business Practice Group of the regionally-based firm of Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, P.C.

Managing Partner, Werb, Tigani, Hood & Sullivan


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Office Information

Bruce W. Tigani

500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1500
WilmingtonDE 19801-1494


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