About this business

Dawson L. Joyner and George V. Fewson began their practice of law in Boulder in 1978. Prior to entering private practice, both were employed by the Denver District Office of the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Fewson was an attorney in the IRS Estate and Gift Tax Division for eight years, and spent his final year as an Appeals Officer in the IRS Regional Appeals Office. Mr. Joyner spent five years as an attorney examiner in the Estate and Gift Tax Division. In 1978, both left the IRS and opened their law office which is currently located in the Park Place Office Building at 3100 Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder. Mr. Joyner is a Colorado native, born and raised in Greeley, Colorado, and is a graduate of Colorado University and the Denver University Sturm College of Law. On May 1, 2002, Mr. Fewson retired from active practice, however Mr. Joyner plans to continue to practice on a full time basis for many years to come.

In keeping with our backgrounds and experience, we have chosen to limit the scope of our practice to state and federal tax controversy matters, estate and tax planning, probate, and small business matters. We devote a substantial portion of our professional time to drafting wills and trusts, and developing other wealth transfer strategies, particularly for clients who may have federal estate tax exposure. Mr. Joyner is legal counsel to several corporate fiduciaries, advising on trust administration and tax matters. Because of our IRS experience, we are well qualified to follow through on any planning we do, including the preparation of estate and gift tax returns.

Apart from estate planning and taxation matters, we handle other routine legal matters, including the formation of corporations and LLCs. We do general real estate matters, including the preparation and review of real estate contracts. Mr. Joyner and Mr. Fewson have written and lectured extensively in the areas of taxation and estate planning. Both are long-time members of the Boulder County Estate Planning Counsel. Mr. Joyner is a former business law and taxation instructor at the University of Colorado College of Business and Administration. Mr. Joyner has also served as chairman of the Boulder County Bar Tax Section, and as Chairman of the Executive Council of the Tax Section of the Colorado Bar Association. Mr. Joyner has for many years held highest possible attorney peer-review rating of “AV”from Martindale-Hubbell.

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