Kristin M.E. Koval

Kris Koval is a Member in Sherman & Howard’s Estate Planning group.  She represents clients in the areas of complex estate and gift tax planning (incorporating sophisticated wealth transfer strategies with each client’s family values and dynamics); estate and trust administration, advising trustees, personal representatives, and beneficiaries; probate litigation; IRS administrative appeals; and pre-nuptial agreements.  Kris also advises clients on charitable giving techniques (including the use of IRAs for charitable giving and the establishment and operation of private foundations, donor-advised funds, charitable trusts, and public charities) and represents non profit and tax-exempt organizations.

Areas of Emphasis


  • Juris Doctor, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School, 1996
    • Submissions Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1992
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the 2014 Philanthropic Leadership Award from the Denver Foundation
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Sigma Nu

Professional Activities

  • Admitted New York, 1997
  • Admitted Colorado, 2001
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council
  • Professional Advisors Council, The Denver Foundation
  • Director, Longmont Community Foundation Board of Directors
  • Director, client family foundation Board of Directors

Contact Kristin M.E. Koval

Contact Kristin M.E. Koval

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
633 17th St
Ste 3000
Denver, Colorado  80202-3622
Phone: (303) 299-8393
Fax: (303) 298-0940


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado