Bruce Willey, JD, CPA

Bruce Willey, JD, CPA

Founder, American Tax and Business Planning

Bruce Willey has been working with small to midsize businesses across the country for more than a decade, helping them navigate business and tax law in a variety of situations. His services include assisting with business start-ups, operations, growth, asset protection, exit planning and estate planning.

Bruce thrives on working with entrepreneurs, providing a range of proactive tax, legal and business solutions to help them both address and prevent problems. His clients range from individuals in the initial stages of a business venture to mature companies from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, real estate, construction, health care, consulting, IT, sales and e-commerce. He shares his experience in the area of business and tax law as a frequent contributor to the Wells Fargo small-business webcast series, as well as the popular entrepreneurial website StartupNation.com.

E-mail: bwilley@americantbp.com
Website: www.americantbp.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-willey-b574b14

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