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Denise Danielle Hoffman

Denise Danielle Hoffman

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Ms. Hoffman has a Masters in Taxation from New York University School of Law, and represents individual and organizational clients in all aspects of tax planning and controversy resolution. The primary areas of emphasis include: tax- exempt organizations, federal estate and gift tax, IRS audits and appeals, and state and local tax (including property tax and sales and use tax).

Ms. Hoffman has extensive experience in the area of tax-exempt organizations. She assists her clients as they work to resolve critical tax and business issues – both organizational and operational in nature. Ms. Hoffman generally advises exempt organizations on tax, corporate, regulatory and compliance matters and has handled projects that include: structuring affiliated business enterprises between exempt entities; advising on the proper conduct for political and lobbying activities; and negotiating tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. These projects have been undertaken on behalf of national and international charities, schools and educational institutions, private foundations, cultural institutions, social service agencies, research organizations, trade and professional associations, social clubs, religious organizations and advocacy groups.

Ms. Hoffman also counsels clients with custom wealth and business succession planning. This work includes federal estate and gift tax analysis and compliance, counsel with respect to fiduciary duties and related disputes, transfers and sales of closely-held business interests, estate and trust administration, and charitable gifting.

Finally, Ms. Hoffman represents clients involved in federal and state tax audits and appeals. On behalf of these clients she has negotiated settlements with the IRS and state and local taxing authorities regarding income tax, sales and use tax, estate and gift tax and property tax disputes.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Taxation: 50%



Hourly ($275-295/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Hoffman Crews Nies Waggener & Foster LLP

600 South Cherry Street
Suite 217
Denver, CO, 80246


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Women LawyersLaw Week Colorado2013
NonprofitBest Lawyers in America2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRothgerber Johnson & Lyons, LLP2001 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
CHOICE Education FoundationFounder & Board Chair2012 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Leadership Training CommitteeFormer Chair2011 - 2012
Colorado Garden FoundationBoard Member2010 - Present
Colorado Bar FoundationN/A2009 - Present
Family TreeFormer Chair2004 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2001
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Metropolitan State College of DenverPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit OrganizationsNonprofit Law2013
Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit OrganizationsNonprofit Law2012