You deserve to receive the estate plan you want and to understand the plan you choose. My goal and mission is to help you understand your options and choices so that you can create an effective estate plan concerning what happens to you and your family if you become incapacitated or pass away. You can choose now to design and implement the best plan to achieve your vision, help your family, reduce or eliminate your concerns, and give yourself the peace of mind you are seeking.
I have been an attorney for 42 years after my service as a high school teacher and coach. As a teacher, I learned the importance of being an effective and understandable communicator, an active listener, and a compassionate advisor and counselor.
My practice has included wills, trusts and estate planning for 19 years. I continue to practice law solely in the estate planning arena because I enjoy helping people with the important areas of lifetime disability planning and estate planning (wills and trusts).
7 Benefits for You:
1. Receive advice and counseling in a friendly and professional manner;
2. Learn what you need to know about wills and trusts and what happens to your family if you're incapacitated or when you pass away;
3. Learn about a planning process to help you identify your important goals and the legacy you most want to leave behind;
4. Receive intelligent, strategic, creative and practical options and choices to empower you to make informed decisions about leaving your legacy;
5. Design a customized and comprehensive estate plan with solutions to meet the needs of you and your family;
6. Implement the best plan to achieve your goals; and
7. Reduce your concerns and help give yourself the peace of mind you're seeking by completing your planning for the future.
Together we will focus on your goals, circumstances and needs. I promise to be friendly and pleasant to work with in an informal and comfortable atmosphere, listen well, communicate in an understandable way, use state-of-the art legal strategies, and help empower you to create the best estate plan to meet the needs of you and your family.
My wonderful wife, Donna, and I have been married for 44 years. We have a great son and daughter, four precious grandchildren, and two super Shelties. We have lived in Longmont, Colorado since 1972.
My hobbies and activities include spending time with family, golf, reading, movies, travel, the theater, and teaching adult Sunday School classes at church.
I am a contributing author for the new book called, "Bloopers Episodes in Estate Planning and Elder Law: Lessons from Prime Time TV" (Colorado Edition) (January 2015). In order to keep current in the practice of estate planning law, I'm a member of WealthCounsel, a national group of estate planning attorneys. I am honored to have achieved an "AV Preeminent" peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the "highest possible legal rating in both legal ability and ethical standards." I was listed in the "2014 and 2015 Denver Top Lawyers" in The Denver Post. AVVO.com rates me a "Superb" 10 out of 10.
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I worked with Marc on a case in which we each were representing a trust, negotiating a real estate agreement between the trusts. Marc was diligent and professional to work with and I was impressed with his thoughtfulness and attention to detail in drafting the agreement. I would readily recommend Marc to anyone seeking estate planning assistance in the Longmont area.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Special Merit Award||State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co.||1992|
|Attorney||Carlson Law Office, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Hopp & Associates, P.C.||2005 - 2012|
|Claim Attorney||State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance||1990 - 2005|
|Attorney||Hopp, Carlson & Beckmann, PC||1985 - 1990|
|Attorney||Grant, McCarren & Bernard||1978 - 1985|
|Attorney||Atler, Zall & Haligman||1975 - 1978|
|Deputy District Attorney||Denver County District Attorney's Office||1973 - 1975|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2013 - Present|
|Advisors Forum||Member||2013 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Colorado Defense Lawyers Association||Legislative Liasion||2003 - 2005|
|Boulder County Attorneys Profiles and Reference Book||Benefits of a Revocable Living Trust||2009|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|University of Kansas||Secondary Education||Bachelor of Science - With Distinction||1968|
|LifeBridge Christian Church||What You Should Know about Wills & Trusts||2014|
|SVVCU Education Programs||What You Should Know about Wills and Trusts||2011|
|Dangerous Man Days||Wills and Trusts||2011|
|The Vibrance Conference||Comparison of Wills and Trusts||2010|
|Colorado Defense Lawyers Association||Uninsured Motorist Coverage||2004|