David W. Kirch has practiced law in Colorado for over 44 years. His primary emphasis of practice has been in Estate Planning and Administration, including Wills, Trusts, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Probate Litigation and Elder Law. A wide range of exposure to other areas of practice includes Real Estate and Corporate Law, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and other Corporate Entities, Commercial Leases, Purchase and Sale of Business and Professional Practices, Tax Return Preparation, Tax Exempt Organizations, Pretrial Motions, Discovery and Appeals.The E.V. Dunklee Law Award as Outstanding First Year Law Student and Order of the Coif. Lecturer, Trusts and Estates, University of Denver, School of Law, 1988-1991. Column Editor, Trust and Estate Forum of the Colorado Lawyer, 1998-Current. Listed in The Best Lawyer in America, 1995—. Named in Colorado "Super Lawyers" Top 5% of attorneys under Trusts and Estates category in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Articles: 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); Co-author, with David S. Anderson and Lindsey K. Warren, 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).
5.0/5.0 Rated on 02/27/18 in Litigation.
David Kirch handled a sensitive, difficult and frustrating legal matter for me, leading me through painful litigation with wise, ethical and experienced skill. His conduct of the matter brought him the admiration of the court and other attorneys. S... Read more
David Kirch handled a sensitive, difficult and frustrating legal matter for me, leading me through painful litigation with wise, ethical and experienced skill. His conduct of the matter brought him the admiration of the court and other attorneys. Since I am, myself, an attorney, I could detect David's use, on some occasions, of extra-skillful advocacy which might have gone unnoticed by a layman, I am grateful for his services, and would highly recommend him to others. Read lessRead less
5.0/5.0 Rated on 12/09/16 in Trusts and Estates.
Mr. Kirch has performed all my requests and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. The wills and attendant papers were clear and concise and they represent my wishes exactly. I am highly satisfied.
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