Cindy S. Birley

Cindy S. Birley

Partner
Denver
Admitted In
  • Colorado

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Cindy Birley is a Partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP with over 30 years of experience in the employee benefits and executive compensation field. She has in-depth knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Ms. Birley’s expertise includes performing comprehensive compliance audits and reviews, designing and drafting all types of qualified, non-qualified, and welfare plans, and consulting with respect to all aspects of retirement plan terminations, tax, and ERISA-related issues, and mergers and acquisitions. She has extensive public sector and church plan experience.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2008-2016
  • Recognized, Chambers USA Guide, 2013-2016
  • Rated, AV® PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5 in Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Received, Hammer Award in 2001 from Vice President Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association; and Denver Bar Association 
  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys 
  • Denver Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference
  • Colorado Municipal League

Education& Special Certifications

University of Denver, LL.M., Taxation, 1990
University of Michigan, J.D., 1984
University of Iowa, B.B.A., summa cum laude, 1981
Certificate as C.P.A. in State of Iowa

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