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William N. Krems

Of Counsel

Phone 303.892.7322
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Bill Krems’ practice areas include employee benefits and ERISA matters, executive compensation, estate planning, and business planning and taxation. He is a certified public accountant and served as a tax manager in the Denver office of Price Waterhouse (now PwC), and as an audit senior and then tax senior for Ernst & Ernst (now EY) in St. Louis and Detroit before moving to Denver.

Mr. Krems advises clients regarding employee benefits matters, including tax and estate planning aspects, with respect to public and corporate sector retirement plans (401(a), 403(b), and 457 plans), 125 plans, and health and welfare plans. He drafts, negotiates, reviews, and analyzes documents and issues and renders written and verbal legal opinions related to these matters.

Mr. Krems also represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Colorado Department of Revenue, and other administrative agencies and boards with respect to employee benefits and tax matters.

Mr. Krems has been an instructor in the Graduate Tax Program of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In addition, he has 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 Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Denver Estate Planning Council, and Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council (past president in 1996) and is a former member of the Greater Denver Tax Counsel Association (past president in 1990) and Denver Tax Association. He is a member of the American and Denver Bar Associations, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He frequently attends conferences and meetings pertaining to employee benefits, tax, and estate planning matters.

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 for more than 25 years.

Education

University of Denver, J.D., 1976

University of Michigan, M.B.A., 1971

University of Missouri, B.S.B.A., 1968

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