William N. Krems

William N. Krems

Of Counsel

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Bill Krems’ practice areas include corporate and partnership tax, business planning and related transactions, executive compensation and ERISA matters, and estate planning. He is a Certified Public Accountant and served as a Tax Manager in the Denver office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and as an audit senior and then tax senior for Ernst & Ernst in St. Louis and Detroit before moving to Denver.

Mr. Krems has been an instructor in the Graduate Tax Program of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He has also been a speaker at the Greater Denver Tax Counsel Association, Denver Tax Association, University of Denver Partnership Tax Conference, and numerous other professional, business, and lay group meetings.

Mr. Krems is a member of the Greater Denver Tax Counsel Association (past President in 1990), Denver Tax Association, Denver Estate Planning Council, Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council (past President in 1996), and Western Pension & Benefits Conference. He is a member of the American and Denver Bar Associations and the American Institute and Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Krems has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employee Benefits, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates and has earned an AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


University of Denver, J.D., 1976
University of Michigan, M.B.A., 1971
University of Missouri, B.S.B.A., 1968

August 2015

52 DGS Attorneys Named Best Lawyers®

Fifty-two Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys were named Best Lawyers® by publisher Woodward/White, Inc. in its annual guide recognizing legal excellence. The 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 43,000 attorneys comment on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The publication only recognizes the top four percent of attorneys in the country.

March 2009

New COBRA Requirements for Premium Subsidies in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009, provides for subsidies for the cost of COBRA health care continuation coverage and places new administrative responsibilities on employers relating to terminated employees.


October 2004

Companies Need to Reexamine Deferred Compensation Arrangements in Response to The American Jobs Creation Act

On October 22, 2004, President Bush signed into law The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. The Act includes a broad range of changes and additions to the Internal Revenue Code that will affect many businesses directly, including potential new taxes on deferred compensation and harsh penalties for "listed" and "reportable" transactions.


January 1997

How to Qualify for S Corporation Status

Warren Gorham Lamont Tax Ideas

April 1989

Federal Income Taxation of Corporations

Amer. Law Inst. American Bar Assn.

September 1988

Pre-ERTA Formula Marital Deductions

Colorado Lawyer

Co-authored: William Krems and B. Spitzer