Cindy Birley is a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs
LLP with over 35 years of experience in the employee benefits and executive
compensation field. She has in-depth knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and
the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Cindy’s
expertise includes performing comprehensive compliance audits and reviews,
designing and drafting all types of qualified, non-qualified, and welfare
plans, and consulting with respect to all aspects of retirement plan
terminations, tax, and ERISA-related issues, and mergers and acquisitions. She
has extensive corporate, public sector, tax-exempt, and church plan experience.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2008-2024
  • Recognized, Chambers USA Guide, 2013-2024
    • “Leaders in Their Field,” 2016-2024
  • Rated, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 in Martindale-AVVO Lawyer Ratings
  • Received, Hammer Award in 2001 from Vice President Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association; and Denver Bar Association
  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
  • Denver Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference

Practices & Industries

Admitted In



University of Denver, LL.M., Taxation, 1990

University of Michigan, J.D., 1984

University of Iowa, B.B.A., summa cum laude, 1981

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