Nicholas H. Thompson

Nick Thompson is a business, tax, and trusts and estates attorney who represents businesses and companies across a dynamic range of industries, multi-generational families, and private funds.

Nick provides strategic legal advice to privately held businesses throughout the formation, start-up, growth, maturity, and succession planning and exit phases including governance, transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and tax planning. He serves as outside general counsel to LLCs, C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and nonprofit organizations. His business clients span various industries, including professional services, software and technology, construction, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and real estate. Nick is well-known for his ability to translate complex business and tax concepts into clear, comprehensible action items helping clients to safeguard their businesses and legacies.

Nick also has expertise in estate and wealth planning, and probate and estate administration. With an LL.M. in taxation and expertise in estate and gift tax planning, Nick creates sophisticated and comprehensive estate plans that provide efficient multi-generational wealth planning and minimize estate and gift taxes. In addition, Nick has experience resolving tax disputes before the Colorado Department of Revenue, Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Tax Court.

Outside of practicing law, Nick spends his free time playing golf, running, traveling, reading history, and watching sports.


  • LL.M., Taxation, University of Denver
  • J.D., University of Denver
  • B.A., Duke University

Areas Of Practice

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Serving ultra-high net worth individuals, families, and their business concerns.

Fennemore boasts a large and sophisticated client-focused Mergers and Acquisitions practice.

Our tax attorneys are committed to helping clients proactively structure their businesses, transactions, and estate plans in the most tax-efficient manner.

Thoughtful and careful preparation of estate plan documents is key to wealth preservation and transition. Proper implementation and diligent administration are equally critical.

Representative Cases

  • Represents a variety of investment funds through all phases of fund lifecycles, from structure, to formation, to investment, to liquidation.
  • Represented L&R Pallet Service, Inc. in a $30 million asset purchase and sale of its business to Kamps, Inc.
  • Represented Colorado Premier Restoration, Inc. in a $47.5 million asset purchase and sale of its business to BMS CAT of Colorado, LLC.
  • Represented Tri County Fire Protection, Inc. in a $10 million asset purchase and sale of its business to Pye-Barker Fire & Safety, LLC.
  • Advised national professional sports league regarding tax implications and cross-border legal issues related to expansion of league into Canada with the addition of a Toronto based team.
  • Serves as general counsel and advisory board member to one of the top five largest construction companies in Colorado.
  • Serves as general counsel and advisory board member to automotive dealership group that has been in business in Colorado for 110 years.
  • Represents numerous high net worth (excess of $50 million) individuals and families with complex and comprehensive estate and tax planning.



  • Colorado Bar Association, Tax Section, Executive Council Member
  • Denver Estate Planning Council
  • TaxForward (formerly Future Tax Leaders)


  • Colorado
  • United States Tax Court