Desta Asfaw

Holland & Hart LLP

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17th Street 555
Denver 80202 CO US

Desta Asfaw develops estate planning and wealth management solutions for high net worth individuals and families. Desta’s practice is focused on meeting her clients personal, financial, and tax planning needs. She represents individuals and families, estates and trusts, family offices, closely-held businesses, foundations, and individual and corporate fiduciaries.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Desta worked as an extern for the Denver District Attorney’s office, and she served as an extern for the Honorable Judge Craig B. Shaffer.


  • Wealth Transfer Planning and Estate Planning : Desta develops estate planning solutions for her clients, including:
    • Gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
    • Irrevocable trusts, including intentionally defective irrevocable trusts (IDITs), grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), and irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs)
    • Dynasty trusts
    • Marital property planning
    • Asset titling and customized beneficiary designations
  • Wealth Management : Desta assists clients with their wealth management planning, including:
    • Legal aspects of investment services
    • Full integration of Wealth Transfer Plans with other advisors
    • Information flow across multiple family entities


  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business, 2007

Bar Admissions : Colorado

Professional and Civic Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Scholars Unlimited, Board of Directors, Programs Committee, Member
  • Holland & Hart Recruiting Committee, Member


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17th Street 555
Denver 80202 CO US
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