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James F. Ingraham has been a tax attorney since 1970. His practice emphasizes tax and estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate administration.



Undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder (B.A., 1963). Law degree from the University of Maryland (J.D., 1966). Admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, 1970, and in Colorado, 1984. Served as Estate Tax Attorney, Internal Revenue Service, Foreign Operations Division from 1967–1973; and as Estate and Gift Tax Group Manager, Internal Revenue Service, Denver District, from 1976–1985. Jim Ingraham has been awarded an AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, denoting “very high” professional ethics and “very high to preeminent” quality of legal work.


Articles published by Mr. Ingraham include, "Maximizing Estate Tax Savings with Special Use Valuation," Colorado Lawyer, July 1987, and "The 'Pure Equity Trust': A Tax Bomb For The Unwary," Colorado Lawyer, April 1997. He has also given talks on topics such as "The Uses of Trusts in Estate Planning," "Special Use Valuation," "Generation-Skipping Tax Planning," "Ethics in Estate Administration," and "IRS Examination of Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Tax Returns." He has been a frequent lecturer for CLE (Continuing Legal Education) of Colorado on various trust and estate topics.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Ingraham is an active member of the Boulder County, Colorado Bar Association and of the Trust and Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association and has served as Chair of the Trust and Estate Council (1996–1997). He is a past chair of the Trust and Estate Section and the Statutory Revisions Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Orange Book Forms Committee, which publishes Colorado estate planning forms. He is a member of the Denver and Boulder County Estate Planning Councils. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and has been listed in Woodward/White Inc.’s Best Lawyers in America since 1996 and is listed in Super Lawyers in the specialty of taxation.

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