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Holland & Hart LLP

Private Wealth Law

5 ranked individualsBand 1ColoradoHigh Net Worth 2022 View ranking table

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Holland & Hart's Denver office is regularly sought out for complex trust and estate work, including trust creation, tax planning and charitable trust funding matters. A source says that the firm is "acknowledged by the professional community as having some of the best estate planning attorneys representing high net worth clients."

The firm's capabilities are appreciated by another interviewee: "Holland & Hart is a large, diversified firm with expertise that covers every issue that we have encountered."

Notable practitioners

Carol Warnick heads the mediation and litigation practice in the trusts and estates group. She handles wealth transfer planning and administration work, as well as litigation on behalf of trustees and fiduciaries. A source comments: "Carol is a fantastic lawyer. She has significant specialty in fiduciary legislation work."

Chelsea May features on the guide for the first time as an esteemed estate planning attorney. She draws on her expertise to implement generation-skipping plans for clients with tax saving strategies in mind. "Chelsea is an excellent lawyer and a very able communicator," says a client.

David Crandall continues to practise as a "market leader," in private wealth matters, according to an interviewee. Crandall handles wealth transfer planning and trust administration matters for clients with sizeable estates. Clients appreciate his expertise, as one source says: "David is a superstar who has earned the respect and confidence of all family members."

"Rising star" Desta Asfaw continues to impress peers and clients alike. She is accomplished in overseeing complex asset structures involving wealth transfer, charitable, and business succession planning strategies. A client acknowledges the strength of her practice: "Desta has a very sophisticated practice and is highly skilled at managing high net worth cases and clients."

Laura Dinan is "at the highest level of estate and wealth transfer planning," comments a peer. She guides clients in designing and implementing sophisticated estate tax planning structures as part of preserving their wealth.

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Colorado

Private Wealth Law


Carol Warnick
Band 2
Chelsea L. May
Band 3
David E. Crandall
Band 1
Desta Asfaw
Up and Coming
Laura A. Dinan
Band 2