Shawn L. McIntire

Of Counsel
Tel 303.299.7321
Fax 303.296.3956

Shawn McIntire's practice encompasses all aspects of closely held businesses, with an emphasis on tax issues. Shawn's focus includes federal and local taxation, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, corporate restructuring, succession planning, and exit strategy.

He advises on partnership allocation and distribution strategies, tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and state and federal tax settlements. Shawn has a diverse roster of clients, including many in the technology, food and beverage, professional services and manufacturing sectors.

Shawn also represents a variety of clients in franchise matters including franchisor compliance and franchisee acquisitions.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section: Chair, Young Lawyers Forum; Incoming Chair, Closely Held Business Committee; Chair of 2013 Law Student Tax Challenge

Small Business Council of America

Recognition and Accomplishments

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010-2017

Recipient, Nolan Fellow, ABA Tax Section, 2015

American Bar Foundation Fellow

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Co-author, "Treating Partners as Employees – Overview and Update," Ballard Spahr alert, April 25, 2017

Co-author, "IRS and Others Renew Warnings About Fraudulent Emails Targeting Employee Tax Information," Ballard Spahr alert, January 30, 2017

"Choice of Entity," ABA Section of Taxation, Midyear Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 2017

"Business Succession Planning 101," National CLE & Ski, Snowmass, CO, January 2017

"Cradle To Grave – An Overview of Legal and Practical Aspects of Representing Businesses," ABA Section of Taxation, May Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2014

"Succession Planning for Closely Held Businesses and Professional Practices," ABA Section of Taxation Fall Meeting, San Francisco, September 2013

"Buy-Sell Agreements – Overview and Analysis" chapter in The World’s Foremost Authorities in Tax Law, 2012

"Tax Changes for Business," Donelson Ciancio & Grant, P.C. monthly publication, January 2012

"Next Generation Disputes in the Family Business: Navigating the Remedial, Ethical, and Tax Quagmires – A Case Study," ABA Section of Taxation Joint Fall Meeting, Denver, October 2011

"Tax Update Letter," Donelson Ciancio & Grant, P.C. monthly publication, January 2011

"Successfully Operating and Passing on the Family Business," ABA Section of Taxation Midyear Meeting, Boca Raton, Florida, January 2011

"Accounting 101 for Attorneys," National Business Institute, October 2010

"Choice of Entity and Intellectual Property Protection," Donelson Ciancio & Grant, P.C. monthly publication, January 2010

"Not All IRS Letters Are Created Equal," Legally Speaking, 2009

Board Memberships

Advisory Board, A Precious Child, 2010-Present

University of Denver Sturm College of Law (LL.M. Taxation 2008)

University of Richmond (J.D. 2007)
Journal of Law and Technology

Berry College (B.A. 2003)