Nathan S. Merrill


Goodspeed & Merrill
7800 East Union Avenue
Suite 600
Denver, Colorado 80237

Tel: 720.473.7644


Mr. Merrill heads the firm’s Tax and Private Client Services practice where he advises individuals with respect to their estate planning needs, ranging from the creation of wills and trusts to insurance planning, and business succession planning. These transactions range from consolidating ownership of closely held start-up ventures and raising equity for growing businesses, to divestitures and public offerings in excess of $100 million.

Mr. Merrill uses his master’s degree in taxation to achieve the best outcome for clients, recognizing each client’s unique needs and objectives.

Many of Mr. Merrill’s clients are involved with real estate investment and development or simply desire to structure their real estate holdings to further their business goals or investment objectives. Mr. Merrill also assists his clients to minimize risk, improve operations and align company and privately held assets to achieve business, tax and estate planning goals. Mr. Merrill is married and a father of four children and enjoys coaching his children’s soccer teams, is an avid musician and hobby gardener, active in the local Boy Scouts of America organization, as well as his church.

  • IRS, state and local tax disputes
  • Corporate and Partnership Tax
  • Employment related taxes and benefits (equity grants, stock options, deferred compensation)
  • 1031 Exchanges and other real estate focused tax matters
  • Asset Protection, Special Needs, Buy/Sell Agreements, and Gift & Estate Tax Planning
Goodspeed & Merrill is a small, full-service business law firm, located in the Denver Tech Center focused on providing a broad range of legal services to small, mid-size and closely held businesses in the rocky mountain region. The firm provides general counsel services to many business clients as well as boutique services in the areas of tax, estate planning and real estate. The firm consists of attorneys with entrepreneurial mindsets and the expectation and desire to collaborate with other attorneys, including other outside attorneys, to provide great service to clients and assist each other in providing an expanded array of services.

Goodspeed & Merrill was founded by experienced attorneys in January 2011 with a vision of creating a firm that offers excellence in the quality of service and in the treatment of clients and employees. Our culture is designed to foster an environment of collaboration, responsiveness, and commitment to understanding the needs of those we serve, including clients and our neighbors in the community.