Bruce A. Emard

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Bruce A. Emard

Associate Attorney
Sacramento, California
(916) 488-8501
(800) 684-7147 (Toll Free)
(916) 488-8196

Bruce A. Emard has more than 30 years of experience in state and federal tax litigation, commercial litigation, and practicing bankruptcy law, representing clients in private practice and for the state and federal government.

Before joining the Law Office of Williams & Associates, P.C., Bruce worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in civil defense litigation and bankruptcy adversary proceedings, in matters involving tax liabilities, liens, enforcement remedies, and dischargeability of taxes.

Bruce also worked for the California State Board of Equalization, where he served as head of the legal team for tax collection and bankruptcy, working closely with the Board's Special Operations Branch staff and with California deputy attorney generals throughout California on tax litigation and bankruptcy matters. Bruce helped write the Board's Collections and Bankruptcy Policies and Procedures Manual, which implemented changes to the Board's collections procedures and practices, as well as appeals policies for bankruptcy and collection matters.

Prior to his government work, Bruce assisted creditor clients in private practice with a focus on general bankruptcy law and litigation, collection litigation, and prejudgment and post-judgment enforcement remedies, including receiverships, attachments, and levies for financial institutions. He has administered thousands of bankruptcy cases involving millions of dollars in bankruptcy estate funds and diverse legal issues as a Chapter 7 panel bankruptcy trustee. He has also represented numerous financial institutions and banks in protecting their financial interests.

Bruce has spoken extensively on the subjects of tax law and bankruptcy for the State Bar of California Taxation Section, the National Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum, and the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum. Currently, Bruce serves as a director of the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum and as a member of the Clerk's Office Advisory Committee for the Sacramento Bankruptcy Court.

Bruce is admitted to practice law by the State Bar of California, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of the United States District Court in California, and the Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of the United States.

Bruce received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law, with Dean's List honors, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in American History from the University of California, Irvine. Bruce's hobbies include backpacking, Nordic skiing, and music.