Awarded AV Preeminent rating in the field of Trusts and Estates by Martindale‑Hubbell for over 30 years.
Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine under Estate Planning and Probate 2006 - 2013, 2015 - 2018.
Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel 1991 - Present.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, in the field of Trusts and Estates (Recognized 1995 – 1996 and 2016 – Present) and Elder Law (Recognized 2016 - Present).
Lecturer in Law at University of Denver Law School from 1987 ‑ 1990 in Estates and Trusts.
Listed in the Martindale - Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, designated as outstanding in the field of Probate and Estate Planning Law (1995 – Present).
Named one of Denver’s top lawyers by 5280 Magazine under Trusts and Estates Category, 2001.
Attended the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning at the University of Miami School of Law for several years.Attended Annual ALI‑ABA Estate Planning in Depth Program at the University of Wisconsin Law School in June 1981. Articles:The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act, 21 COLO. LAW. 645 (1992)
Are You and Your Clients on the Same Estate Planning Path?, 7 JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL PLANNING 62 (1994).
Avoiding Appreciation in Trust Assets Being Treated as Marital Property, 27 COLO. LAW. 57 (1998)
The Imposition of Constructive Trusts and Other Concepts at Probate - Part I, 27, COLO. LAW. 41 (1998)
The Imposition of Constructive Trusts and Other Concepts at Probate - Part II, 28, COLO. LAW. 49 (1999)
Conservatorship Proceedings, 30, COLO. LAW. 5 (2001)
Claims Against an Estate for Care Rendered to a Decedent, 33, COLO. LAW. 93 (2004)
Constructive Trusts, 146, No. 7, TRUSTS & ESTATES, 50 (2007)
A Donor’s Rights to Disposition of Assets Versus Undue Influence Protection, 39, No. 10, COLO. LAW. 47 (2010)
Balancing Discretion to Give and Undue Influence Concerns, 38, No. 8, ESTATE PLANNING, 28 (2011)
Chapter 51: Equitable Remedies, The Orange Book Handbook Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, Vol. 1 & 2 (2016 - Present)
Dealing With a Decedent’s Mineral Interests, 44, No. 2 COLO. LAW, 53 (2015)
Estate Planning Tools for Second Marriages, 45, No. 12 COLO. LAW. 45 (2016)
Co-author, with Emily L. Bowman, Avoiding Pitfalls for Minor Beneficiaries of IRAs and Other Qualified Retirement Benefits, Vol. 46, No. 9, COLO. LAW. 46 (2017)
The Impacts of Trusts on Public Benefits for Disabled Persons, Vol. 46, No. 10, COLO. LAW 43 (2017)Co-author, with Gerard F.B Deffenbaugh, Helpful Ehtics Opinions for Trust and Estate and Elder Law Practitioners, Vol. 47, No. 7, COLO. Law. 48 (2018)
Liaison between Real Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association and the Trust and Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association 2009 - Present, Co-Chairman of Guardian ad Litem Subcommittee of the Trust Colorado Bar Association, 2014 - Present, Chairman of Probate and Trust Law Section of Colorado Bar Association, 1994 - 1995, Member of Colorado Bar Association Probate Council, October 1986 - June 1988, Chairman of Statutory Revisions Committee of Probate and Trust Law Section of Colorado Bar Association, 1988 - 1990, Co-Chairman of Model Will and Trust Forms Committee of Probate and Trust Law Section of Colorado Bar Association, 1989 - 1992, Chair of Capacity Legislation Subcommittee of the Trust and Estate section of the Colorado Bar Association, 2013 - 2014, Member of Denver Bar Association and Colorado Bar Association Since 1974, Member of Probate and Trust Law Section of Colorado Bar Association Since 1974
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