Laurie A. Hunter

Laurie A. Hunter

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Laurie Hunter has been in private practice in Denver since 1981, concentrating on Estate Planning and Probate and Trust Administration. She has dedicated her career to helping preserve her clients’ financial well-being and making sure their goals for their families are realized. Laurie believes in working as efficiently as possible through the use of our experienced paralegals to administer estates and establish trusts.

Overview

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Marital Agreements

EDUCATION:

  • Carnegie-Mellon University (B.A. 1975)
  • University of Denver College of Law (J.D. 1981)

RECOGNITIONS:

  • 5280 Top Lawyers-Top Lawyer in Trusts and Estates
  • Richard Doyle CLE Award of Excellence (2012)
  • Best Lawyers in America(2003-present)
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • R. Sterling Ambler Award (2014)
  • Colorado Super Lawyers (2005- present)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Author, CLE Gifts to Minors (2007-2015)
  • Author (annual updates), C. Jean Stewart, Colorado Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration Forms (2007-2015)
  • Co-Editor, The Green Book (1986-1996)
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow (1998)

Affiliations & Presentations

MEMBER:

  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Trust & Estate Section
      • Chair (1997-1998)
      • Member of Council (1989-1990) and (2013-2015)
      • Secretary-Treasurer (1988-1989) and (1994-1995)
      • Orange Book Forms Committee
        • Chair (2001-2002)
        • Member (1990-1993) and (1995-2015)
      • Statutory Revisions Committee (1985-2015)
      • Rules and Forms Committee
        • Chair (2013-2015)
        • Member (2004-2015)
      • UPC II Steering Committee (1991-1995)
      • UPC III Committee (2008-2013)
      • Uniform Trust Code Committee (1999-2007)
      • Internet Editor (1999-2002)
  • Women's Estate Planning Council
    • Co-Program Chair (2005-2006)
    • Secretary (2013-2015)
  • Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council
  • Business and Professional Women, Colorado Federation, DTC Chapter
    • Board Member and Member (2004-2007)

FELLOW:

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Elected in 1998)


SPEAKER:

(Mostly for Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.), including:

  • Elective Share Statutory Changes, October 2014
  • Orange Book FormsOctober 2012
  • Estate Planning for Married Couples with Larger Estates (in Basic EP CLE), April 2002, March 2004, March 2006, February 2008, March 2010, March 2012
  • Distributions to Minors in Estates (in Advanced Probate CLE), February 2012
  • Estate Planning for Blended Families, March 2011
  • The UTC: What's All the Fuss About?, Women's Estate Planning Council, June 2008
  • Rights of Surviving SpousesEl Paso County Estate Planning Bar, April 2008
  • Uniform Trust CodeDU Advanced Tax Institute, September 2007
  • Dead Exes: Probate IssuesAdvanced Family Law Institute, December 2006
  • New Ethics Rules (in Trial of a Will Contest CLE), September 2006
  • Why Do I Need a Probate?DU Elder Law Interdisciplinary Institute, March 2005
  • Rights of Surviving Spouses (in Probate Basic Skills CLE), February 2003, March 2005
  • Funding Testamentary TrustsMarch 2004
  • My Client Just Died, Now What?, Women's Estate Planning Council, August 2004
  • Representing the Surviving Spouse (in Litigating Contested Wills CLE), September 2003
  • Top Ten Ways to Increase Probate Costs Through Drafting ErrorsColorado Bar Association Institute, Trust & Estate Section, September 2001
  • Beneficiary DesignationsColorado Women's Bar Association Convention, March 2000
  • Rights of the Surviving Spouse and Family (in Basic Probate Administration CLE), April 1999
  • Estate Planning IssuesCLE on Unbundling Your Practice, September 1997
  • Colorado Estate Plan Law UpdateDU Advanced Tax Institute, September 1997
  • Annual Probate Law UpdateColorado Bar Association, Trust & Estate Section Estate Planning Retreat, June 1997
  • Estate Planning and Blended FamiliesColorado Women's Bar Association Convention, March 1996
  • UPC II, "Elective Share", October 1994
  • Policy Considerations Behind UPC IIColorado Bar Association, Trust & Estate Section Estate Planning Retreat, June 1994

Publications

CO-EDITOR:

The Green Book, Selected Colorado Materials on Wills, Estates, Trusts and Taxes, Published by CLE in Colorado, Inc. (1986-1996)

Colorado Estate Planning Forms, CLE in Colorado, Inc., 2004

AUTHOR:

Estate Planning for Closely-Held Businesses, Chapter 66 in Krendl's Colorado Methods of Practice, West Pub. Co. and Annual Updates (1982-1997)

Introduction to Estate Planning, Chapter 1 in The Estate Planning Handbook, CLE in Colorado, Inc., 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014

Gifts to Minors Monograph, CLE in Colorado, Inc., 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015 Updates

Annual Updates to C. Jean Stewart, Colorado Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration Forms, LexisNexis (2007-2015)