Bruce R. Muir


Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8217

Fax: 303.298.0940


  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1973
  • Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, 1971
    • cum laude

Bruce Muir is a member at Sherman & Howard who practices employee benefits, tax and healthcare law. He advises his clients on planning and structuring employee benefits plans.


  • Advocates for Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciaries in transactions.
  • Represents ERISA plans and fiduciaries in Labor Department and IRS audits and enforcement actions.
  • Establishes all types of ERISA plans, including Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and cash balance plans.
  • Counsels healthcare providers on state and federal healthcare regulatory, compliance, and licensure issues.
  • Structures physician group mergers and combinations.
  • Represents physicians and physician groups in joint ventures with hospitals and other healthcare entities.
  • Advises professional groups on entity selection, governance, organizational and tax matters.
  • Negotiates employment, independent contractor and ancillary service provider contracts.
  • Represents physician groups in establishing ancillary service entities such as surgery centers and imaging centers.

Professional Activities

  • Former Director, Western Pension and Benefits Conference


  • Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, (1987-2021); Health Care Law (2008-2021), Denver
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer (2006-2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year,” Employee Benefits, (2011)
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, Colorado