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Gantenbein Law Firm has expanded their tax and financial expertise with the addition of Ashley Mentele as the Tax and Financial Manager in their Denver office.

Mentele possesses her Masters of Taxation (L.L.M) from the University of Denver and her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of South Dakota.

Prior to Gantenbein Law Firm, Ms. Mentele used her tax and financial skills in leading and managerial positions for large scale corporations, such as Frontier Airlines, BMC, Arrow Electronics, ProBuild/Builder's First Source and KPMG.


Mentele maintained direct responsibility for the financials of large-scale corporations with assets in excess of hundreds of millions. 

Mentele was responsible for ensuring adherence to internal and external auditors to pass monthly, quarterly and yearly tax audits, responsible for creating remediation plans to comply with audit standards, filed international statutory tax filings, and managed tax requests and was responsible for UK statutory audit completions. 

In addition to achieving the above tax and financial accomplishments for major corporations, Mentele accomplished numerous other business and financial milestones, including but not limited to: developing, reviewing and analyzing financial impact reports; revenue recognition and accrual accounts; cash reconciliation reports; operating expense reports; monthly forecasts focusing on NGP, RGP, price, volume, and operating expenses; working capital and sales trends; monthly reconciliations between business units; reconciliation of inter-company eliminations; and executive balance sheets and cash flow statements. 

Committed to building long-lasting relationships and providing full-service strategies for our clients, Gantenbein Law Firm has added Ms. Mentele to our well-rounded staff. No other firm in Denver offers such cutting edge approach to solving all your legal needs under one roof. 


Mentele will be using her extensive and invaluable experience for our clients in some of the following ways:

  • Wealth Planning

  • Tax Audits

  • Tax Planning to Minimize Tax Liability and Maximize all Available Credits and Deductions for Corporations, Large and Small Businesses and Persons

  • Ensuring Compliance with International, Federal, State and Local Tax Policy and Regulations

  • Financial restructuring and reorganization

  • Employment Compensation Strategies 

  • Financial Impact Reports for Businesses

  • Monthly Forecast Reports for Businesses

  • Growth Production Models and Plans for Businesses

  • Preparing, Organizing, Analyzing and Updating Accounting Records for Corporations, Large and Small Businesses and Persons 

  • 1031 Exchanges

  • Real Estate Investment Planning and Business Structuring 

This service will be particularly invaluable for our tax, business and real estate clients following COVID-19. Ms. Mentele is already well-versed in the regulations of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other SBA loans, and will ensure your company is compliance, eliminating the need to repay loans in certain circumstances. Further, Ms. Mentele will ensure your company and persons is taking full advantage of any and all available relief under the CARES Act.