Bruce W. Haffey, Board of Directors

Bruce W. Haffey is a senior, highly-qualified business and tax lawyer with the firm of Giarmarco, Mullins and Horton, P.C. in Troy, Michigan, and is a member of its Board of Directors.

Mr. Haffey practices primarily in the areas of corporate law, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, franchise and distribution law and tax law and for closely-held business clients engaged in a wide assortment of industries.

Mr. Haffey represents privately-held business clients throughout the life cycles of their businesses, from start-up through growth to exist strategy. He handles routine and complex business transactions in a wide assortment of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, franchising, health-care and information technology.

Mr. Haffey has been recognized by numerous professional organizations and publications, including The New York Times Top Attorneys in Michigan, Michigan Super Lawyers, dBusiness “Top Lawyers” and Leading Lawyers and is AV Rated by the American Bar Association.


Giarmarco, Mullins and Horton, P.C.
Director; Member of Finance and Conflicts Committees


University of Michigan, B.A. Economics
University of Michigan, J.D.
Wayne State University, LL.M. in Taxation

Practice Areas

  • Business formation, organization and reorganization
    • Selection and design of business entity, including analysis of tax and non-tax issues.
    • Formation of corporations, limited liability companies and other business organizations.
    • Assistance with funding via private offering and other sources, protection of key assets, location of offices or facilities and engagement of key employees and service providers.
  • Shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements and operating agreements
  • Contracts with key employees and independent contractors
    • Including incentive compensation, stock options and phantom stock plans
  • Family and non-family succession planning
  • Commercial transactions
    • Purchase orders, terms and conditions, master agreements
    • Contracts with vendors and customers
    • Consulting and independent contractor agreements
  • Franchise and distribution
    • Franchise agreements and disclosure documents
    • Franchise registration
    • Licensing, dealership, distributorship and other distribution arrangements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax analysis and dispute resolution

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association (Sections: Business Law, Forum on Franchising, Health Law, Taxation)
Association for Corporate Growth
Detroit Economic Club
Franchise Forum
Michigan Bar Association (Sections: Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation, Business Law, Health Care Law, Taxation)
National Association of Dealer Counsel
Oakland County Bar Association (Tax Law Committee)


NY Times Top Attorneys in Michigan
Michigan Super Lawyer
dbusiness, Top Lawyers
Leading Lawyers