William HT Frey

William HT Frey

Partner since 1982
Joined Dufford Waldeck in 1979

Wills / Trusts / EstatesTax Law
Conservation Easement LawNatural Resources

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Attorney Profile

Admitted to Bar
  • 1997 US Supreme Court
  • 1980 US Tax Court and US Court of Federal Claims
  • 1979 Colorado and US District Court, District of Colorado
  • JD 1978 — Rutgers School of Law - Camden (cum laude)
  • BA 1973 — Nyack College
Areas of Practice
  • Taxation
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estates
  • Appeals
Martindale-Hubbell Rating — AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0
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Current Community and Association Involvement
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Mesa County Bar Association
  • Hospice Foundation Board
Previous Community and Association Involvement
  • Colorado Bar Association, served as Senior Vice President
  • Colorado Bar Association, Executive Council, Taxation Section; served as Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • Mesa State College, Instructor; Paralegal course in Decedents Estates
  • Colorado Bar Association Malpractice Prevention Seminars, Speaker
Selected Published Cases
  • Campbell v. Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, 972 P.2d 1037 (Colo. 1998)
  • Estate of Burford v. Burford, 935 P. 2d, 943 (Colo. 1997)
  • Garman v. Conoco, Inc., 886 P. 2d 652 (Colo. 1994)

About Bill Frey

Bill helps people plan to preserve and pass along their assets to their families and the charities they support. This planning involves lifetime gifting and sales of property, planning for the possibility of disability, and transfer of property at death. Bill also provides representation in administering the estate of a decedent to navigate the maze of tax issues and the legal requirements for the handling of an estate or trust after death.

As part of the succession planning for businesses, Bill assists in the implementation of lifetime gifting programs and assists with the structure of business entities for the transfer to the next generation. Bill was a member of the moot court team at Rutgers, and he won several awards in the areas of estate planning, taxation, and bankruptcy.

Bill represents clients before the IRS in connection with audits and appeals and provides advice to clients on other tax issues, including tax-deferred exchanges, the structure of asset and business sales and purchases, and trust administration. He has filed for tax exemption status for numerous charities in the Grand Valley and helps charities maintain their tax exempt status.

In conjunction with the tax practice, Bill has handled dozens of conservation easements and has been active in the drafting of the easements and representation of donors before the IRS and the Colorado Department of Revenue.

The amenities of living in Western Colorado that Bill likes best are the people and the annual, internationally known JUCO baseball tournaments. Bill is a regular teacher of an adult class at River of Life Alliance Church.

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