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Karen L Brady

Karen L Brady

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business

About Me

At Karen Brady & Associates, P.C., we are here to help you reach your personal goals. Our philosophy is that our value is in the questions we ask to help you craft the best estate plan or business transaction possible.  We consider the legal documents to be a means to an end, namely helping clients protect their loved ones and important assets. We have been serving Arvada, Colorado, and the West Denver metro area for 22 years and have focused on estate planning and business law for the past 18 years.


 


We know that the best legal counsel consists of more than just a strong knowledge of the law and how to apply it. Our firm combines three key elements to give our clients well-rounded legal counsel:


 




  • Legal competency: With 22 years of legal experience, we have seen a variety of situations and strategies. Our lawyer has a good idea of what will work and what ideas are not likely to be successful.
      


  • Family focus: If decisions were made in a vacuum, it would be easy to ignore the ramifications they have. However, because every decision affects other people, it is important to think about the possible outcomes of every possibility. We take the time to learn what is important to our clients, so we can help them make the best decision for their situation.
      




  • Individual attention: Although we have been practicing law for almost two decades, we never assume any two clients need the same thing. We see our clients as people, not as case numbers or legal issues. We want to know your hopes, fears and goals, so they can be properly addressed.


 


When we sit down with clients, we are focused on helping you get the legal information and support you need.Call 303-420-2863 to schedule your free initial consultation. We are here to help you meet your goals.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Estate Planning: 55%
    19 years
  2. Business: 45%
    19 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Scott Allen Williams

    I have known Karen since the 1990's through the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. Karen has always impressed me as being a top notch lawyer with outstanding command of the legal issues pertaining to estate planning. Her approach to planning is to get to know each client so she can make recommendations during a customized process of building an estate plan. She is a gifted counselor, speaker and a genuinely warm person. Any client contemplating retaining Karen will not be disappointed.

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    Scott Williams Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven R Owens

    I have known Karen for more than 10 years and she is diligent, ethical and very well versed in estate planning law. I have referred clients to her when she is more convenient for them and have always been pleased with her service. I can endorse her without qualification.

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    Steven Owens Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Karen Brady & Associates, P.C.

5400 Ward Road
Bldg V, Suite 170
Arvada, CO, 80002-1819

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive198908/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2010 BBB Gold StarBetter Business Bureau2011
Five Star Wealth ManagerFive Star Professional2010
Fellowship of Sunbridge MastersSunbridge Legacy Builder Network2005
Advanced Wealth Strategist PlannerThe Esperti Peterson Institute2002
Order of the CoifMichigan Chapter Order of the Coif1989

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Legal Writing InstructorUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law1992 - 1994
Bar Exam GraderColorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Counsel1992 - 2010
InstructorDenver Paralegal Institute1992 - 1995
Managing ShareholderKaren Brady & Associates, P.C.1991 - Present
Law ClerkU.S. District Court District of Colorado1990 - 1991

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Drafting Committee - Uniform Trust CodeColorado Bar Association2014 - Present
Seniors Resource CenterDirector2012 - Present
Centennial Estate Planning CouncilMember2010 - Present
Colorado Estate Planning Education CouncilBoard Member2007 - 2009
WealthCounselMember2004 - Present
Compass Montessori SchoolBoard Member2001 - 2003
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysBoard Member2000 - 2011
Colorado Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2000 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Colorado Women's Estate Planning CouncilBoard Member1997 - 2007
American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Trust & Estate SectionMember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Business Growth of Mortgage CompanyIncorporation and Growth of Company
Business Succession of Closely Held CompanyThe Majority Owner transferred his interest over time and his family continues to collect the proceeds

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Your Legacy: Meaningful Estate PlanningBook on Estate Planning for Public2012
Denver Business JournalMarket Your Business to Find The Right Buyer (quoted in)2011
Estate Planning and Taxation in ColoradoBook on Estate Planning for Attorneys and Accountants2007
CSA JournalOn Being an Executor: The Ins and Outs Revealed2006
Working With Seniors: Health, Social and Financial IssuesEstate Planning2005
CSA JournalSome Personal Issues in Estate Planning2005

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Georgetown UniversityPhilosophy and GovernmentB.A.1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersEstate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers2014
Estate Planning - What You Need to KnowEstate Planning for Families2014
Intentionally Defective Grantor TrustsIntentionally Defectiv Grantor Trusts2013
Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers in ColoradoEstate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers2013
Estate Planning for FarmersEstate Planning for Farmers2013
Advanced Trust StrategiesUsing Specific Trust Provisions to Meet Client Goals2013
Generation Skipping Trusts in Estate PlanningGeneration Skipping Trusts2012
Stories, Pictures & HeirloomsLegacy Planning2011
Legacy Planning SeriesEstate Planning 101: Legacy Planning Series2011
Caregivers Legal WorkshopLegal issues Facing Caregivers of Disabled or Elderly Adults2009
Business Owners Boot CampLegal Issues Facing Small Business Owners2009