Bruce W. Baker

Bruce W. Baker


Nyemaster Goode, P.C.

Recognized since 2005

Des Moines, Iowa

Practice Areas

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Tax Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Tax Law
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Bruce Baker is a member of the firm’s Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits and Business, Finance, and Real Estate Departments. His practice includes tax dispute representation, federal, state, and local tax litigation involving income, estate, sales and use, and property taxes. Bruce regularly assists clients with estate and wealth transfer planning, charitable giving, and structuring tax-deferred exchanges.

Prior to joining Nyemaster Goode, Bruce was a trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. Bruce holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate (Iowa 1982).

PRACTICE AREAS
Real Estate
Business Planning and Taxation
Real Estate Taxation
State and Local Taxation
Tax Controversies and Disputes
Business, Finance, & Real Estate
Tax, Estate Planning, & Employee Benefits
Wealth Transfer, Trusts, and Estates
Estate, Trust, and Fiduciary Litigation

EDUCATION
University of Iowa (B.B.A., with distinction, 1978)
University of San Diego (J.D., cum laude, 1982)
Certified Public Accountant, Iowa, 1982

BAR ADMISSIONS
Illinois, 1982
Iowa, 1987
Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa and the United States Tax Court.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Trial Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, 1982-1986

Location

  • 700 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
    Des Moines, IA 50309-3899

Education

  • University of San Diego, J.D., graduated 1982
  • The University of Iowa, BBA, graduated 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, The Iowa State Bar Association
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Tax Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Des Moines (2021)
  • Tax Law, Des Moines (2020)
  • Tax Law, Des Moines (2014)
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Des Moines (2013)
  • Tax Law, Des Moines (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law

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