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Melvin Arnold Coffee, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Taxation, generalCriminalTaxation, state and locallawyer.


Coffee, Melvin Arnold was born on July 8, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles Hyman and Ida (Berson) Coffee.


Bachelor of Science in Law, University Denver, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, University Denver, 1957. Master of Laws, New York University, 1959.


Partner Drexler, Wald, Sobol & Coffee, Denver, 1959-1963, Inman, Flynn & Coffee, Denver, 1963-1978. Senior partner Melvin Coffee & Associates, 1978-2000. Retired, 2000

Adjunct professor tax law University Denver, 1974-1983.

Chairman Internal Revenue Service liaison committee Southwest Bar, 1989.


Principal draftsman statute Colorado Income Tax Act 1964. President Denver and Tri-County Respiratory Disease Association, 1962. Active Citizen Budget Review, 1963.

Democratic representative Colorado House of Representatives, 1967-1969. With United States Army, 1958-1964. Member Colorado State Board Accountancy (board directors, president 1981), Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (honorary), Colorado Bar Association (board governors 1980-1982, chairman taxation section 1970, chairman continuing legal education 1981), Arapahoe County Bar Association (trustee 1980-1982), National Association State Boards Accountancy (vice president 1981-1984), Greater Denver Tax Counsel (president, secretary 1963-1965), Masons, Columbine.


Children: Ronald M., Babette S. Bachelor of Science in Law, U. Denver, 1957, Bachelor of Laws, 1957.