Bruce R. Muir
Bruce R. Muir


Phone: 303.299.8217

Fax: 303.298.0940

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Legal Secretary

Twila Groen

Areas of Emphasis

Employee Benefits




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

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

Representative Matters
  • Advocates for 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 ESOPs 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
  • Past Director, Western Pension and Benefits Conference
Honors and Awards
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer (2006-2016)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Employee Benefits, (2011)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, (1987-2019)
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation Colorado