Visiting Professor of Law
Dean's Award for Distinguished Law School Service
A.B. 1972, Brown University
J.D. 1975, University of Denver, (CJS Award, Am. Jur. awards in Administrative Law, Corporations, UCC I and Estates; Managing Editor, Denver Law Journal)
Jim Butler practiced tax law in the Denver office of Holme Roberts & Owen LLP for most of his 29 years of active practice. The majority of his practice was transactional, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and general entity selection and formation. He also did substantial tax controversy work, ranging from informal settlement discussions with tax officials to administrative litigation and appellate practice. Throughout his private practice career, Jim found the training and supervision of young associates to be one of the most personally satisfying aspects of the practice of law. He feels extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to apply his training and supervision experience this year as the Clinical Law Supervisor in the School of Law's Business and Tax Clinic.
Outside of law practice, Butler's interests include volunteer work and music. He has served on the boards of, and as board chair or president of, Mile High United Way (Denver's United Way organization) and Swallow Hill Music Association, a folk, roots and acoustic music organization in Denver. He currently serves on the board of Servicios de la Raza, a community service organization operating in northwest Denver.
In the music area, Jim enjoys playing guitar and singing. He has performed often in the Denver area, alone and with his trio—Take Three. You can sample his oeuvre at www.daltonbutler.com.