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Bill Mahaffey

Mr. Mahaffey is a senior partner with Lewis-Roca-Rothgerber with emphasis in the taxation, finance, corporate, and transactional areas. He has provided ‎counsel on a wide range of tax sensitive matters including:‎

  • Nonprofit organizations, including initial exemption determinations, joint ventures with for-profit organizations, unrelated business income, and various operations and employee benefit matters. Mr. Mahaffey has developed particular emphasis in tax-exempt financing for exempt organizations, charter school financing, and the financing of low- and moderate-income housing programs offered by tax-exempt organizations 

  • Mergers, acquisitions (taxable and tax-deferred), and reorganizations 

  • Banking regulatory and finance issues, including financial accounting aspects associated with financial institution regulatory capitalization requirements 

  • Corporate taxation, partnerships, and limited liability companies, including formation and operational issues 

  • Compensation and fringe benefit matters, including qualified and nonqualified options, self-funded welfare benefit plans, and related matters 

  • ERISA-related matters, including leveraged and nonleveraged ESOPs, qualified plans and advice to plan sponsors concerning fiduciary and plan administration issues 

  • Estate and gift taxation planning 

  • Assists in litigation in the Federal Tax Court and employee benefits litigation brought or maintained by plan participants or beneficiaries

Michael McGrath

Senior Investment Manager Wells Fargo Private Bank (Retired)



Michael served as Senior investment strategist for Wells Fargo bank for over 30 years. Prior to Wells Fargo, Michael served as Vice President of commercial loans for Jefferson Bank and Trust and also as Assistant National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of Currency.  Mr. McGrath has served on a number of Boards and Advisory committees including: The Colorado Springs School Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Colorado Springs Rotary Club, St Paul Catholic Church and the City Investment Advisory Committee.

Nic Gonzales

Nic Gonzales was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He was involved with music at a very young age. At age 7, he started experimenting with different instruments. After attempting to play piano, drums, and bass, Nic began to play the guitar at age 15, which he felt most confident with, “It felt right”, says Nic. Then after a few years of playing guitar, he found himself leading worship at church. This was the platform that launched his career and enabled him to travel around the world with his guitar and voice.


Nic started the band with his cousin Josh Gonzales and his brother Art Gonzales. This band evolved into what we know today as, Salvador. Nic was 21 when Salvador inked their first record deal with Word Records.

Nic now lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Jaci Velasquez, and their two boys, Zealand and Soren. He’s been honored to have several endorsements with companies such as:


Rittenhouse Guitars:


Gibson: to name a few.

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