Ralph W. Shaw, Esq.

BIOGRAPHY

Ralph W. Shaw works exclusively in the practice areas of taxation, employee benefits, and ERISA (the primary law governing the operation of retirement plans of all kinds and health and welfare benefit plans such as those covered by the Affordable Care Act). He earned his B.S. in Business from the University of Northern Colorado with an emphasis in Small Business Management. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law.

Mr. Shaw is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (taxation and trust/estates sections), the Denver Bar Association, and he is Past President of the Greater Denver Tax Counsel Association. Since 2005 he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Employee Benefits (Copyright 2019, 2020, 2021 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, South Carolina).

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Recognized through the voting of his peers from 2005 - Present as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Employee Benefits.

MESSAGE FROM RALPH SHAW

In addition to my experience, I bring a strong commitment to client service. When working retirement plans, tax issues, 401(k) and other issues involving benefits packages, employers are usually dealing with tight deadlines and complex decisions; they need to have access to their lawyer. With Shaw Law, you will work with me -your attorney- throughout your case. I will not hand your case off to an inexperienced associate or paralegal. I make myself available to my clients."

-Ralph W. Shaw, Attorney at Law-

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • ERISA

  • IRS 401(k) plan correction programs and audits

  • Cash balance pension plans

  • 401(k) retirement plans

  • Fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction advice

  • Department of Labor (DOL) penalties and audits

  • PGBC audits

  • Taxation

  • Employee Benefits

EDUCATION

  • J.D. - University of Denver College of Law

  • B.S. Business - University of Northern Colorado

  • Emphasis - Small Business Management

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Recognized through the voting of his peers from 2005 - Present as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Employee Benefits (Copyright 2019, 2020, 2021 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association (Taxation and Trust/Estates sections)

  • Member, Denver Bar Association

  • Past President, Greater Denver Tax Counsel Association

  • Long-time member and instructor for the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries

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