Donald J. Banner, Esq.

Mr. Banner focuses his practice on estate planning and administration, elder law matters, real estate transactions, business formations, and transactional matters. He has been a shareholder in the firm since its formation.

Representative Experience

  • Represented banks and the sellers of three banks, one national and two state
  • Represented the seller of two casinos in Colorado mountain towns
  • Represented the seller of $7 million ranch
  • Represented the sellers of numerous transactions between $1 million and $10 million
  • Represented numerous clients in the formation of various business entities, including corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, family limited partnerships, and limited liability companies
  • Planned estates for numerous clients with estates ranging from $250,000 to $50 million, using charitable and non-charitable planning techniques and various trust arrangements


  • Chairman and Member of Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority
  • Director of Voice of the Martyrs, Bartlesville, OK (2009 to present)
  • Secretary of a private foundation organized to benefit the Pueblo Community
  • Former President and Board Member of the YMCA (30+ years)
  • Former President and Board Member of the Parkview Foundation
  • Former Director of Rosemount Victorian House Museum
  • Prior Chairman of the City of Pueblo Elections Committee
  • Prior Chairman of the City of Pueblo Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Prior Chairman of the City of Pueblo Health and Human Services Commission
  • Past Chairman of the Tenth Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission
  • Past President and Director of the Southern Colorado Community Foundation
  • Past Director of Universal Chastity Education (a Pueblo ministry working in East Africa promoting HIV/AIDS reduction)
  • Past member of the Colorado Forum


  • Purdue University, BSEE January 1968
  • University of Illinois College of Law, JD June 1972


  • Christian Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Pueblo County Bar Association