Joseph M. Dencker

Joe Dencker is a Member in Sherman & Howard’s Estate and Tax Planning Department. He has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, valuation discounts and freezes, and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies.

Areas of Emphasis


  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Yale University, 1988
    • Distinction in Economics and Mathematics
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

  • Admitted Texas, 1991
  • Admitted Colorado, 1996
  • Member, Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association and American Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)
  • Director, Yale Alumni Schools Committee (Colorado), 1998-2011

Contact Joseph M. Dencker

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
633 17th St
Ste 2900
Denver, Colorado  80202-3621
Phone: (303) 299-8166
Fax: (303) 298-0940


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado

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