Alexander L. Bruin is an associate in the Estates and Trusts Group at Henderson, Caverly & Pum LLP, where he assists clients in all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration. Alex’s primary focus is sophisticated gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, wealth transfer planning and business succession planning.
Alex obtained both his J.D. and Tax LL.M in 2016 from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where he graduated with honors and first overall in Loyola’s Tax LL.M class. For his efforts, he was awarded the Lynn Witte Scholarship, presented by the LA County Bar Association – Taxation Section in 2017. Alex received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Mexico in 2011.
Prior to re-joining Henderson, Caverly & Pum LLP (where he previously worked in 2016 and 2017), Alex was an associate attorney with the nationally ranked estate planning group at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP in Century City, California, where he provided estate and tax planning services for high and ultra high net worth clients.
Alex has written and spoken on several estate planning topics. Alex’s recent work includes an article on the Use and Implementation of Privacy Trusts for Public Figures (published in the May 2019 edition of Los Angeles Lawyer), and a presentation on Non-Trust Assets and Probate Avoidance (MCLE course for the Beverly Hills Bar Association on July 18, 2019).