John DeBruyn is a transactional lawyer based in Denver, Colorado whose practice emphasizes business, tax and estate planning. He is a former trial attorney with the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice and continues to handle tax controversies.
John is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers under both tax and estate planning.
John is also a Member of the Estate Planning Hall of Fame and has awarded the Accredited Estate Planner (Distinguished) designation by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. The award is given in recognition of distinguished service to the field of estate planning.
John speaks lectures at national, regional and local continuing education conferences for lawyers and CPAs which include: ALI-ABA, the joint Continuing Legal Education arm of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute, the Practicing Law Institute, the University of Miami Estate Planning Institute, the Advance Estate Planning Conference sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Million Dollar Roundtable, the National Conference of the Certified Financial Planners, the Northwest Tax Institute, the Southern California Tax and Estate Planning Forum, the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, the Southern Methodist University Estate Planning Seminar and the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC).
John is a former member of the American Bar Association's Technology Council and continues to serve as moderator for several legal and tax discussion groups on the Internet that are affiliated with the ABA. These discussion groups are open to lawyers, CPAs, professors and students of law, tax and accounting. He is also active in the development of on-line educational programs, inter-active resource materials and other Internet and Web-based resources for this same audience.