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John Wilson Receives CBA’s James E. Bye Lifetime Achievement Award

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Sturm College of Law

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John Wilson, director of the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2017-2018 James E. Bye Lifetime Achievement Award by the Tax Section of the Colorado Bar Association. Wilson is also partner at Holland & Hart in Denver. This annual award is presented to a Colorado tax attorney who has adhered to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession in the practice of tax law, and who has distinguished himself or herself in areas such as the practice of tax law in the State of Colorado, the improvement of the quality of the tax law, legal education, service to the Tax Bar, and community involvement.

“I want to congratulate John for this well-deserved recognition,” said Laura Dinan, Holland & Hart’s Tax Practice Group Leader. “He is an outstanding leader and respected colleague in the legal community who provides the highest quality of service and mentoring to others.”

In his practice, Wilson provides strategic advice to clients on complex corporate and individual tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, and IRS audits and appeals. He is considered a leader in tax law and, as a faculty member at the Sturm College of Law, teaches courses such as international taxation, partnerships, consolidated returns, and individual tax problems. Wilson is nationally recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Tax Law and Trusts and Estates and is also a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an elite group of America’s very best tax attorneys who have made an exceptional contribution in their profession.

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