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Merry Balson was recognized for her outstanding work in furthering philanthropy in the community by The Denver Foundation. She was honored as a 2014 Philanthropic Leadership Awardee at a gathering at the Denver Art Museum in November, 2014.

Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, P.C. was named Best Law Firm in Colorado
by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2012-2014 for the following practice areas:
Trusts & Estates Law
Litigation-Trusts & Estates Law




Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley is committed to building and maintaining long-term and mutually-rewarding relationships with our clients. We primarily serve the Rocky Mountain region, but regularly work with clients and other counsel across the country and around the world.  We provide legal services in the areas of estate planning; estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning; estate and trust administration; estate and trust litigation; fiduciary income taxation; marital agreements; family business planning; the administration of conservatorships and guardianships; elder law, and the organization and administration of nonprofit organizations and private foundations. Estate and trust litigation is an important part of our practice. We are routinely involved in complex probate litigation, as well as the mediation of disputes.

The firm was founded in 1982 by Colorado lawyers having years of experience in these areas. We continue to represent individuals, families, charities, executors, trustees and other fiduciaries, and serve as consultants to other lawyers in the firm's specialized areas of practice. Members of the firm also serve as consultants and expert witnesses on complex issues.

Members of the firm are also active in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC"), The American Law Institute ("ALI"), The National College of Probate Judges ("NCPJ"), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys ("NAELA"), the Trust & Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association. All of the firm's shareholders are listed in the Trusts and Estates section of The Best Lawyers in America and are recognized as Colorado Super Lawyers. All have written and spoken extensively in the firm's specialized fields, and are frequent speakers at Trust & Estate Continuing Legal Education seminars. All lawyers in the firm are members of the Trust & Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association and several have chaired the Section. Others are members of the American Bar Association Real Property Trust and Estate Law section.

We encourage you to contact us - the information to do so is found at the tab above, and we look forward to working with you.

Colorado Probate Blog

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WADE ASH WOODS HILL & FARLEY, P.C.
Cherry Creek Corporate Center
4500 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 600
Denver, Colorado 80246
Telephone: (303) 322-8943