Arlene M. French, Esq., LL.M. [Taxation], President. Aspen Senior Advisor


Arlene is a rare mix of legal and experienced radioactive waste and materials engineering with three decades experience in the DOE Complex; yet with an advanced tax law degree has the capabilities and private practice experience to understand business asset structure and risk mitigation theory directly applicable to the challenges inherent in our nation’s management of radioactive legacy materials with its inherent cultural and environmental concerns and special sensitivities.


Contributing her engineering experience in plutonium of purification/recycling plant processes, Arlene had the opportunity to be an integral member of the original integral team that created the Waste Stream and Residue Characterization program c. 1990-91.  As a support contractor to the DOE Rocky Flats field office on the residue elimination program from its inception, Arlene successfully organized and maintained the Efficiencies Working Group, the ad hoc committee informally constructed whose team developed the Pipe Over-Pack Component (POC) from back-of-the-envelope through design, testing and approval. She worked on fluids and tank systems. After supporting the Rocky fluids stabilization program, she set out to form Aspen Resources as consulting concern in 1997.


Aspen soon obtained solid contracts and an employee base. During the closure of Rocky Flats, Arlene went to law school, completing her JD, admission to the Colorado bar and receiving a Masters of Laws in tax law. During the double-aught years of 2000, Aspen weathered through budget cutting and economic recession as it made its way surviving the significant market downturn as an SBA-certified 8(a) company.  During these years, Arlene focused energies on the practice of tax law in private practice, providing her with a broad base of experience and perspective on complex regulatory systems and compliant planning and operational strategies.


Today, Arlene can fully synthesize her collection of years and education in this specialty field in order to provide fresh concept planning, systems design, intangible asset assessment with strategic management structure with application to regulatory compliance enhancement with resultant risk mitigation.


Of course, she has the proper level of clearance certification.


LL.M., University of Denver, Sturm School of Law

JD, University of Colorado School of Law

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University


Admitted, Colorado Bar

Admitted for practice before the Federal Tax Court