TRUST & ESTATE PLANNING, BUSINESS LAW, BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING AND TAX STRATEGIES, BUSINESS SALES AND ACQUISITIONS, COMMERCIAL LENDING, PROBATE, AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
Bruce Devlin has had the invaluable experience of working in both the legal and accounting professions. Bruce began his professional career at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP in Boston where he focused on state and local tax consulting for approximately four years from 1996 – 2000. Bruce later returned to Springfield and worked at the law firm of Robinson Donovan, P.C. from early 2000 through 2006. Bruce founded the law firm of Frankel Devlin, LLC where he worked from 2007 through mid-June 2014 until joining CCDD. Bruce has effectively incorporated his tax background into his legal expertise focusing on business law, wills, trusts, and other aspects of estate planning, probate, and estate administration. Bruce is one of the few lawyers in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut who holds a legal masters degree in taxation, which he earned following his graduation from law school.
Bruce was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1970 and now resides in Somers, Connecticut. He graduated with a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1992 and received a J.D. from the University of San Francisco in 1995. Bruce also earned an L.L.M. in taxation, graduating summa cum laude from Golden Gate University in 1996. Bruce is licensed to practice law in both Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Bruce is active in various civic organizations including serving as Chairman of the Somers CT Board of Education, rides in the Pan Mass Challenge to benefit Dana Farber, raises money through his band for The Wounded Warrior Project, and is active in other local charities. Bruce was voted a BV Distinguished Rating from Lexis Nexis/Martindale Hubbell Peer Review from 2010 through the present and was named among Best Lawyers in America 2016.