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
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


Best Lawyers®, 2011-2014

Delaware Today®, "Top Lawyers", 2008

Professional Background

Prior to joining Morris James over 5 years ago, 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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Bruce W. Tigani

500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1500
WilmingtonDE 19801-1494


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