Scott P. Greiner

As an experienced tax attorney, Scott counsels clients on how to effectively structure their business, oil and gas, and real estate ventures, as well as insulate wealth from transfer taxes.

Scott has both the knowledge and vision to assist business owners, oil and gas executives and their families in accumulating and preserving long-term business and personal wealth. He provides invaluable guidance on selecting tax-advantageous business entities, identifying opportunities to increase after-tax income, structuring deferred and reverse like-kind exchanges, planning business expansions and acquisitions, and transferring wealth generationally in a tax-wise manner.

As part of his comprehensive business counsel, Scott advises clients on methodologies to attract and retain employees through a variety of tax-deferred compensation arrangements: incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, phantom equity plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements. To maximize investment, Scott devises business continuity plans for transitioning businesses to key employees or younger family members and also develops innovative exit strategies in cases of sales to third parties. When needed, Scott is a vigorous advocate for his clients in resolving tax disputes before the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

With an eye towards security and stability, Scott assists clients with their estate and business planning needs through creative income, estate, and gift tax strategies. One area of special interest is the establishment of limited family partnerships and devising estate freezing transactions. He also assists clients with their philanthropic objectives through the formation of private family foundations, as well as charitable lead and charitable remainder trusts.

Scott frequently writes and lectures on a variety of sophisticated tax topics and provides expert witness testimony on tax matters. He has authored extensive course materials for CLE of Colorado, Inc., National Business Institute, Inc., Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council, Greater Denver Tax Counsel’s Association, ING-Security Life of Denver, and National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He also has written several articles for The Colorado Lawyer, Denver Business Journal, and Denver Real Estate Journal.


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

Areas Of Practice

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

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

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


  • Business, Oil and Gas, and Real Estate Income Tax Planning
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Captive Insurance Companies
  • Partnership/LLC/S Corp Tax Planning
  • Private Foundations and Charitable Trust Planning
  • Expert Witness
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Trust and Estate Planning


  • 5280 Magazine, Denver Five Star Wealth Manager, Taxation, 2009 – 2013
  • Best Lawyers®, Tax Law, 2022 – 2024; Trusts and Estates, 2023 – 2024
  • Law Week Colorado, People’s Choice “Barrister’s Best” Tax Lawyer 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating, AV® Preeminent™ (highest)

Articles and Presentations


  • Former Executive Council, Tax Section, Trust Section, and Estate Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Former President, Greater Denver Tax Counsel’s Association


  • Colorado
  • North Dakota