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G. Lance McGaughey, CPA

Phone: (720) 721-3405 ext. 322
License No. 7353

Since 1980, Mr. McGaughey has been engaged in the practice of public accounting and currently is Director of Taxes for McGaughey & Associates P.C. in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his career, he has served the tax, accounting and general business advisory needs of an extensive base of closely-held businesses engaged in real estate ownership and development, construction, manufacturing, professional services (law firms and medical practices) and investments. He has also assisted clients with estate and gift planning, purchase/sale transactions, buy-sell agreements, shareholder disputes and marital dissolution.

Prior to becoming a shareholder of McGaughey & Associates P.C., Mr. McGaughey had over four years' experience in the tax and consulting departments of Touche Ross & Co. (currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd) in Denver, Colorado, where he served the needs of high income, high net worth clients.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Western Kentucky University and a Masters of Taxation (MT) degree from the University of Denver School of Law. Mr. McGaughey is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

He has been active and is a current member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. McGaughey lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his wife Carol.  Lance has two sons living and working in the Denver area.



Certified Public Accountant 1982; Founding shareholder McGaughey & Assocates PC 2017;  Admitted as shareholder Yanari Watson McGaughey P.C. 1989; Tax Supervisor, Touche Ross & Company 1983; Certified Valuation Analyst, 1997- 2010


University of Denver, Masters of Taxation, December 1980; Western Kentucky University, BS Economics, 1979



Has testified in Court as an expert witness and participated in preparation of Exhibits. Areas of expertise include:

  • Business Valuations (including divorce and other matters)
  • Financial projections incident to divorce
  • Structuring divorce settlements to maximize tax benefits for both parties
  • Assistance with discovery and verification of facts



Authored and/or Instructor the following:

  • S Corporations: Tax Planning Techniques", one day, taught to CPAs through the United States.
  • Federal Income Taxation and Planning for Professional Corporations", one day, taught to CPAs through the United States.



  • Member, State Tax Committee, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1985-1987.
  • Member, Education Course Development Committee, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1987-1990.
  • Co-Chairman, Rocky Mountain Energy Conference, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1990.
  • Member, Board of Directors of Colorado Stage Company, 2000 – 2010
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1983- Present.
  • Member, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1982-Present.
  • Member, University Hills Rotary Club, 1993-1999. Treasurer 1994.
  • Member, Toastmasters International, 1994-1998.
  • Member, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, 1996-2010