Partner, Troutman Pepper LLP
Bruce focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border private equity transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and works closely with the firm’s leveraged finance lawyers on the financing aspects of those deals. Clients such as fund sponsors, strategic buyers and their portfolio companies trust Bruce to complete their leveraged and management buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers, and asset and stock acquisitions. Bruce also represents sellers of businesses to financial and strategic buyers and advises clients on private placements.
Bruce has structured, negotiated, and closed deals in a wide range of industry sectors. Clients value his ability to assemble an efficient team with the legal acumen and industry knowledge needed to help them achieve their business goals.
Corporate clients of all sizes rely on Bruce for general counseling. He advises on governance, fiduciary duty, and other shareholder relations matters. Bruce also advises on financing, licensing, outsourcing, capitalization, and incentive equity. He structures limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures and provides guidance to investors and emerging growth businesses in connection with venture capital investments.
Bruce also is active in the firm’s investment funds practice, which counsels fund clients in areas vital to the success of all types of investment funds throughout their entire life cycle, including with respect to formation, transactional and investment, operational, and regulatory and compliance matters. This group provides fund formation, operations and compliance counseling to sponsors, managers, advisers, and investors from all over the United States, and globally. The group advises investment groups about the complex structuring, operational, and regulatory challenges they face on a daily basis in the investment management business.
Bruce also serves on the firm’s Policy Committee.