Heidi J. Gassman

Heidi J. Gassman

Attorney at Law

(303) 322-8943
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Heidi J. Gassman is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. She received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics from the University of Washington in 1993 and her Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University School of Law in 1996. She focuses her practice on estate planning, real property, estate and trust administration, guardianships, business formation and advising, and commercial leases and contracts. Ms. Gassman is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, and is a member of the Orange Book Forms Committee and the Rules and Forms Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. She has presented multiple seminars on estate planning and probate to businesses and social groups, and has also taught continuing education courses for legal and financial professionals on estate planning and probate, commercial contracts, copyright law, and business law.

Overview

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Real Property
  • Commercial Contracts and Leases
  • Marital Agreements
  • Guardianships
  • Business

EDUCATION:

  • University of Washington (B.A. 1993)
  • Seattle University School of Law (J.D. 1996)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Author, Issues Arise when Condo Owners Do Building Maintenance (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2007)
  • Author, Late Fees Bring Ire From Tardy Renter (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2007)
  • Member of Community First Foundation’s Professional Advisor Council

Affiliations & Presentations

CURRENT POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:

MEMBER:

  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Trust & Estate Section (Orange Book Forms Committee)
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Women’s Estate Planning Council
  • Washington State Bar Association

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • State of Colorado Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • State of Washington Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

PREVIOUS POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:

MEMBER:

  • King County Bar Association (Washington State)
    • Attorney, Volunteer Attorneys for Persons With AIDS/Volunteer Legal Services (2002-2012)
  • American Institute of Architects, Seattle, Washington
    • Individual Allied Member
    • Co-Chair, Practice and Ethics Committee

SPEAKER:

  • Panel: Top Tips and Tricks for Using Orange Book Forms, Orange Book Forms: Colorado Estate Planning Forms, CBA-CLE, 2017
  • Probating Estates That Include a Business and Spousal Elective Share, Probate Boot Camp – NBI, 2015
  • Design Professional and Project Management Contracts
  • Dispute Resolution
    Construction Law for Public Projects – HalfMoon Education, 2014
  • Construction Contracting in Traditional and Alternative Project Delivery Systems
  • Contractual and Statutory Duties of Design Professionals and Contractors in Green Construction
    Construction Law Seminar – HalfMoon Education, 2013
  • Design Ethics
    AIA Seattle Continuing Education Conference, 2007
  • Washington’s Condo Law – One Year Later
    AIA Seattle Continuing Education Conference, 2007
  • Copyright Law for Design Professionals
    AIA Seattle Continuing Education Conference, 2006
  • Business Forms and Structure
    Business Law Workshop for Contractors, 2005
  • I Have a Bad Feeling About This: What Does Your Contract Say
    AIA Seattle Continuing Education Conference, 2005
  • Insurance and Design Liability
    AIA NW + Pacific Region Case Study Conference, 2005
  • Limitation of Liability
    Business Law Seminar for Architects, Engineers, and Surveyors, 2004
  • Choice of Business Form and Structure
    Business Law Seminar for Architects, Engineers, and Surveyors, 2004

INSTRUCTOR:

  • Washington State Department of Licensing, Certified Real Estate Instructor

BOARD MEMBER:

  • Yoga Behind Bars Board of Directors, Seattle, Washington