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John Maxfield

Of Counsel

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

With over 30 years of federal income tax experience, John provides strategic and effective counsel to his clients, which range from small start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

He advises clients in the tax aspects of structuring the formation, acquisition, disposition, spin-off, operation, recapitalization, and liquidation of corporations and partnerships/LLCs. John advises on mergers and acquisitions; leveraged ESOP transactions; natural resource farm-outs, farm-ins, and other joint ventures; Section 1031 exchanges; capital markets transactions (including equity and debt offerings for publicly traded partnerships and corporations); complicated partnership/LLC transactions; and equity compensation arrangements.

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Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Colorado Bar Association, Tax Section, James E. Bye Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
  • Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business, Tax, Senior Statespeople, 2020, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law – Denver, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Tax Law, 2005-2015
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, "Top 100 Lawyers," 2012
  • Colorado Super Lawyers®, Tax, 2006-2018
  • Law Week Colorado, Barrister’s Best Survey, Colorado's Best Tax Lawyer, 2010

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American College of Tax Counsel, Regent (10th Cir.), 2010-2014
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
  • LLC Subcommittee of the Partnership Committee, Past Chair
  • Colorado Bar Association, Tax Section, Past Chair
  • Colorado Limited Liability Act, Co-Author

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