- Business Law
- Corporate Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Trusts and Estates
- Probate Law
University of Colorado, B.A., 1983; University of Colorado, M.B.A., 1990
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1991; University of Denver, LL.M., Taxation, 1992
1991, Colorado; 1994, U.S. Tax Court
Adams County, Denver (Co-Chairman, Law Office Management Committee, 1996-1997), Colorado Bar Associations, Adams/Broomfield Bar Association, and Denver Bar Association.
Stephen Donelson is a founding shareholder and the Managing Director of
Donelson Barry, LLC, formerly Donelson Ciancio & Grant, P.C. Mr. Donelson currently leads
the firm’s Transactional Group, which includes the business, corporate and securities, estate
and probate, and tax teams.Mr. Donelson’s practice focuses on business transaction planning,
partnerships, business succession, and estate planning.
Mr. Donelson has experience in evaluating, structuring, and negotiating a wide range of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, private equity and venture capital opportunities, lending transactions, private placement of securities, debt financing, and real estate transactions. In addition, he integrates advising and structuring personal wealth and tax and estate planning.Corporate clients range from emerging companies to large enterprises in the banking, healthcare, biotech and pharmaceutical, commercial transportation, manufacturing, real estate development, and financial services industries.Mr. Donelson has also received Denver’s Top Wealth Managers Award, given by ColoradoBiz, the past three consecutive years.
After starting his career in public finance and the Denver legal community, Mr. Donelson co-founded Donelson & Goodwin in Denver. He became a Managing Director in Donelson Ciancio & Goodwin, P.C. when the two firms merged in 2007 and continues in that role with Donelson Barry, LLC.
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