John R. Valentine


Phone 303.892.7439

John R. Valentine is an associate in the Taxation and Estate Planning and Administration Groups of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Mr. Valentine has significant experience in both estate planning and administration as well as the representation of tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Valentine’s estate planning practice involves counseling and drafting documents to address the tax, family, medical, asset management, probate, and other concerns that are part of the planning process. He advises clients on various charitable giving techniques, including the use of private foundations, donor advised funds, and split interest trusts. Mr. Valentine assists clients in probate and trust/estate administration matters, including the representation of fiduciaries in judicial proceedings. He also represents closely-held and family businesses on various tax and corporate concerns.

In his tax-exempt organizations practice, Mr. Valentine represents a wide variety of tax-exempt organizations including private foundations, churches and other religious organizations, hospitals, educational organizations, tax-exempt social clubs, and tax-exempt research organizations. He regularly advises clients on issues pertaining to obtaining and retaining federal income tax exemption, unrelated business taxable income, the private foundation excise tax rules, private inurement, private benefit, and the intermediate sanctions rules. He also advises clients on property tax exemption issues. He is well versed in the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act and frequently counsels clients on issues pertaining to nonprofit corporate law.

Mr. Valentine has been a frequent speaker at the annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Corporations in Colorado, which is sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association.


J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., cum laude, 2003

Brigham Young University, B.A., cum laude, 1999

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