Alex M. Brucker is a nationally recognized ERISA/employee benefits lawyer, speaker and author. His knowledge of the intricacies of the regulations and policies of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, results in exceptional insight, experience, credibility, authority—and creative solutions—for his clients.
Alex acts as co-counsel in ERISA Fiduciary and Tax litigation and is often engaged as an expert witness on ERISA (pension and employee benefits) issues in both Federal and State Courts.
Alex began his career in ERISA in 1974, the year the law was enacted. His legal career grew with the law — a claim few attorneys in his field can make. He has since grown to be a tireless advocate for tax equity, particularly for privately owned businesses and business owners, and has worked with Congress on pension and tax legislation.
Alex is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefit Counsel and an Officer and Director of the Small Business Council of America, Washington, D.C. (SBCA), a National nonprofit organization representing the interests of privately held businesses and business owners.
Alex has been honored every year since 2006 as a “Super Lawyer” and “Best Lawyers in America” and was specially honored in 2016 as “Best Lawyers in America – ERISA- Loa Angeles”
In 2009 and 2010, Alex was honored with a Congressional Award for his outstanding leadership, dedication and achievement on behalf of the Small Business Council of America of Washington, D.C. In 2010, Alex negotiated and worked on legislation to obtain needed relief from disproportionate IRS penalties imposed on America’s small businesses and business owners. The results of his efforts were enacted into the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, for which he received the SBCA Special Appreciation Award.
Alex’s goal is to find a solution to his client’s problem. He is well known for never taking “no” for an answer, and is notorious for inspiring dread among Internal Revenue Service auditors when CPAs and plan administrators declare, “If you don’t settle reasonably, we’ll call in Brucker!
He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, and a current member of the Motion Picture and Television Tax Institute.
He has appeared before the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, the Annual Enrolled Actuaries Conference, the National Institute of Pension Administrators, the California CPA Foundation for Education Conferences, the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the University of Southern California Federal Tax Institute speaking on such issues as ERISA fiduciary obligations, investing and liabilities, DOL and IRS Compliance and Controversies and controversies and compliance initiatives, Alex leads continuing education ERISA and employee benefits workshops for attorneys, plan administrators, trustees, accountants, and insurance and financial professionals.