Meet The Team – Bruce W. McClain
Bruce W. McClain
CPA, JD, LLM, Director, Tax Controversy
Bruce McClain has represented clients for more than 25 years in IRS examinations, appeals, and Tax Court. Bruce is also currently a professor at the Cleveland State University and from 2007 to 2014 was the Chair of the university’s Accounting Department. He is the founder and director of the Cleveland State Master of Taxation program, and has grown the program from just nine students at its inception to over fifty students currently. Previously, Bruce was a supervisor in the tax department of Arthur Young & Co. in Cleveland, Ohio and an attorney with the law firm of Roudebush, Brown and Ulrich Co., L.P.A.
Mr. McClain is an attorney and a certified public accountant in the state of Ohio. He holds a B.A. degree in accounting from Hillsdale College, a J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, from the New York University School of Law. Bruce is a frequent speaker on a variety of tax topics and he has authored over 30 tax articles that have been published in various national tax journals. Notably, Bruce authored an article on how to best represent corporate clients who are audited for alleged Excess Accumulated Earnings tax, which was included and cited in the BNA Tax Management Portfolio on that topic, as a source of advice on how to handle audits in this area. Mr. McClain is a current member of the American Tax Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Mr. McClain is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court.
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B.A. Accounting, Hillsdale College
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, New York University School of Law.
CPA, State of Ohio
LL.M., Admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court
The American Tax Association
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The Ohio Society of CPAs
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
The Ohio State Bar Association
The Academy of Legal Studies in Business