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Jennifer Benda


Holland & Hart
555 17th St.
Suite 3200

Denver, CO 80202

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A former Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Jennifer Benda is an experienced tax attorney who handles tax controversy and income tax planning and compliance matters. She serves as a steadfast advocate for clients, developing relationships with IRS personnel and IRS Appeals and state departments of revenue, and leverages these relationships to successfully resolve her clients’ tax matters. While Jennifer recognizes that out-of-court solutions can be more beneficial to her clients, she is prepared to take cases to court when necessary to ensure her clients are treated fairly. Jennifer is also a trusted advisor to her clients on a range of matters.

Jennifer has developed a niche advising and defending businesses in the cannabis industry with tax related matters. In addition, her decade-long tenure as a CPA prior to entering the legal field enables her to provide additional benefits to clients in cases involving valuation or accounting issues and to effectively solve complicated tax issues.

Jennifer earned both her B.B.A. in Accounting and her M.S. in Accounting (Tax) from Texas A&M University. She went on to earn her J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School.

Jennifer is proud to be a trainer for the IRS Military VITA where she recruits teaching volunteers and leads training of volunteers who will be preparing tax returns for military families at military bases in Colorado.

Jennifer has been ranked by Chambers USA in the Nationwide Cannabis Law: Corporate/Transactional practice, as well as in Tax Law for Colorado. In 2018, she was named a Cannabis Law Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. Further, she is a frequent author of articles and speaker nationwide on the topic of Cannabis Law and Taxation.