Jerome Borison, JD, LL.M., Of Counsel

Jerome Borison earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Gonzaga University and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. For 36 years, Jerry was a tenured professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the Graduate Tax Program teaching taxation, estate planning and commercial courses.  In addition to his many years of tax law experience, including service as a trial attorney in the offices of IRS Chief Counsel, he was formerly licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant. Jerry’s work focuses on tax controversies and estate planning. Mr. Borison is the editor and principal author of Effectively Representing a Client Before the ‘New’ IRS, a three volume treatise published by the American Bar Association used by over a thousand tax controversy attorneys across the country. He is also a co-author on several other publications, including the Civil Tax Procedure Casebook, published by Lexis-Nexis in its Graduate Tax Series, and Contemporary Approaches to Trusts and Estate Law. Mr. Borison has consistently been awarded the highest rating (“Preeminent”) by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence.

Practice Areas

Tax Controversies; Estate Planning


Temple University, B.S., 1967, Gonzaga University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1977; New York University, LL.M., in taxation, 1982


1977, Pennsylvania; 1980, California; 1983, Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and U.S. Tax Court. Formerly licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania (1971-1981).


American Bar Association (Member, Taxation Section); Association of American Law Schools (Member, Tax Section); Fellow, American Counsel of Tax Counsel


  • Certified Public Accountant, Pennsylvania (Inactive)
  • Editor and Principal Author: “Effectively Representing a Client Before The ‘New’ IRS,” (a three volume treatise published by the American Bar Association and revised in 2001 and 2003).
  • Co-Author, with Profs. Richardson and Johnson, Civil Tax Procedure Casebook, Published in 2005 by Lexis-Nexis in its Graduate Tax Series, 2d Ed. 2007.
  • Co-Author (with Profs. Cahn, Monopoli and Gary), Contemporary Approaches to Trusts and Estates, (to be published by Aspen Press 2011).
  • Co-Author (with Steven Anderson): When The IRS Wants Your Client to Pay Trust Fund Taxes Parts I, II and III, Colorado Lawyer, September, October, November, 1997.
  • “Innocent Spouse Relief: A Call for Legislative and Judicial Liberalization,” The Tax Lawyer, 1987.
  • “The Evolving Due Diligence Requirement of the Service in Determining a Taxpayer’s Last Known Address,” Tax Law Review, 1985.
  • “Rights and Obligations of Partners under TEFRA When Their Partnership is Audited,” Journal of Partnership Taxation, 1984.
  • “Section 6901: Transferee Liability,” The Tax Lawyer, 1977.
  • Defending the IRC §6672 “Trust Fund Recovery Penalty,” 8 J. of Tax Pract. & Proc. 21, 2006.