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John R. Valentine

Associate

Phone 303.892.7439
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John R. Valentine is an associate in the Taxation, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate Planning/Administration Groups of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP. Mr. Valentine has significant experience in both estate planning and trust and estate administration as well as the representation of tax-exempt organizations.

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. Mr. Valentine enjoys the wide variety of organizations represented by his practice and the passion each organization brings to its cause.

Mr. Valentine is well versed in the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act and frequently counsels clients on issues pertaining to nonprofit corporate law. In particular, he is adept at advising boards of directors regarding their fiduciary duties and compliance with corporate formalities.

Mr. Valentine also advises nonprofit organizations on significant transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dissolution, and purchases and sales of assets. Mr. Valentine’s nonprofit clients also frequently ask him to advise them on a wide variety of operational contracts.  In addition, Mr. Valentine provides advice to charitable organizations regarding the rules related to soliciting charitable contributions in Colorado.

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.  

Mr. Valentine’s estate planning practice involves counseling clients 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. 

Education

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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