Marc A. Chorney

Marc A. Chorney

Of Counsel

(303) 322-8943
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For nearly 40 years, Marc Chorney has assisted his clients by helping them sort out the details of their estates and helping them manage it to ensure a smooth transition of assets. He has a long history of service as an expert in divorce matters. In addition to his expertise, what sets Marc apart is his compassion, thoroughness, and commitment to his clients with whom he has fostered life-long relationships and represented as many as 3 generations within the same family.

Overview

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Expert Witness
  • Martial Agreements
  • Tax Law

EDUCATION:

  • University of Colorado (B.S. 1975)
  • Gonzaga University (J.D. with Honors, 1978)
  • University of Denver (LL.M., Taxation 1979)

RECOGNITIONS:

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year (Tax Law)
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year (Trusts and Estates)
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • “100 Hour Club”, CBA (100 hours of Pro Bono work)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Author, CBA Book, Trust Interests In Divorce
  • Regent ACTEC
  • Chief Editor, ACTEC Law Journal
  • Adjunct Law Professor (University of Denver College of Law, and University of Denver Graduate Tax Program)
  • Instructor
    • University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, Legal Education and CPA Education Program
    • University of Miami Heckerling Institute
    • Kansas, South Dakota, and Wyoming Societies of CPAs
    • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Affiliations & Presentations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
    • Regent (2010-2016)
    • Chief Editor ACTEC Law Journal (2008-2009)
    • Associate Editor ACTEC Law Journal (2007-2008)
    • Communications Committee Chair (2010-2013)
    • Member of Communications Committee, Asset Protection Committee and Business Planning Committee
  • American Bar Association.
    • Real Property Trust and Estate Section
    • Associate Acquisitions Editor for the Real Property Trust and Estate Journal.
    • Editorial Board Member
  • Colorado Bar Association.
    • Trust and Estate Section.
    • Orangebook Forms Committee - Former Member
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council (President, 1993–1994; Vice President, 1992–1993; Treasurer, 1991–1992; Secretary, 1990–1991)
  • Denver Art Museum Planned Giving Committee (1993-1996)

Publications

Book: TRUST INTERESTS IN DIVORCE, Colorado Bar Association (2011, 2nd Ed. 2014)

Article, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Grants Petition for Certiorari in Unusual Property Division Involving Trust Interest, LEIMBERG ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING NEWSLETTER , #315 (2016).

Article, Pfannenstiehl v. Pfannenstiehl, COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION, FAMILY LAW SECTION, ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER (2015). Expanded version of article in Colorado Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section, COUNCIL NOTES (2016).

Coursebook, Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax - 1994-2012, University of Denver Graduate Tax Program Continuing Legal Education and CPA Education Program.

Article, Balanson and Vested Remainder in Trusts: A Contradiction, COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION, TRUST AND ESTATE SECTION COUNCIL NOTES (Winter 2010).

Article, GST Qualified Severance Regulations: Final and Proposed, 33 ACTEC JOURNAL 202 (2008).

Author and Member of Faculty, Chapter 14, Interests in Trusts in Divorce: What the Settlor Giveth the Divorce Court May Taketh Away, 2006 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HECKERLING INSTITUTE ON ESTATE PLANNING, LexisNexis.

Coursebook, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts - 1994-2011, University of Denver Graduate Tax Program Continuing Legal Education and CPA Education Program.

Article, Interests in Trusts as Property: Identification and Valuation, REAL PROPERTY PROBATE AND TRUST JOURNAL, Spring 2005.

Article, The Continuing Evolution of Balanson, THE COLORADO LAWYER, June, 2005.

Author, Chapter 11, COLORADO ESTATE PLANNING MANUAL, THE IRREVOCABLE LIFE INSURANCE TRUST.

Coursebook, Revocable Trusts - 2004-2010, University of Denver Graduate Tax Program Continuing Legal Education and CPA Education Program.

Article, Transfer Tax Issues Raised by Crummey Powers, REAL PROPERTY PROBATE AND TRUST JOURNAL, Winter 1999.

Article, Using QTIP Trusts in Conjunction with Marital Agreements, THE COLORADO LAWYER, October 1999.

Article, Selected Aspects of the Final Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Regulations - - Part I, THE COLORADO LAWYER, July 1996.

Article, Selected Aspects of the Final Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Regulations - - Part II, THE COLORADO LAWYER, August 1996.

1990 - 1995, Coursebook, Oil and Gas Taxation, University of Denver Graduate Tax Program Continuing Legal Education and CPA Education Program.