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William P. Johnson

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Bill Johnson pioneered the "one bank holding company" concept, which ‎has been used by banks throughout the United States. He has represented approximately 1,000 banks or bank holding ‎companies in approximately 47 states. 

Bill provides representation and advice to banking clients on ‎formation, operation, and financing of financial institutions, ‎acquisitions, mergers, and sale transactions, as well as internal ‎changes of ownership. He also provides extensive litigation advice to financial institution ‎clients.

More About William P. Johnson


  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 1958
  • B.A., Coe College, 1953

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1958

Court Admissions

  • Colorado State Judicial District Courts
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • Colorado Court of Appeals


  • Bank Holding Company and Bank Ownership Seminars, Member of Faculty, 1976-present, Independent Community Bankers Association of America (formerly IBAA)
  • The Denver Foundation, Past Trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee
  • Colorado University Law School Alumni Board, Past Member and Chair
  • Board of Trustees of Coe College, Member
  • Board of Directors of FirstBank Holding Company of Colorado, Chair
  • Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, Member

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2014-2017, 2020-2022
  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Banking, 2018


Bill has lectured for the Independent Community Bankers Association of America (formerly IBAA) since 1976, and for the American Bankers Association since 1979.

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