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Bennett Braverman

Estate planning Attorney at Boulder, CO

5.0   31 reviews
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  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 19 years
    Florida - FL 29 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Bennett

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EXPERIENCED ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY.

Bennett started practicing law in 1994. His law practice is focused exclusively in Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning. Bennett became an attorney because of unique personal and professional life experiences. Upon graduating from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bennett spent the next ten years working at a privately owned food distribution company in various executive roles. Ultimately, he became the company's Director of Operations. When the company was acquired in 1985, Bennett was the principal executive responsible for working with the attorneys and financial planners involved with the sale. That was when he discovered that he had found his niche. Inspiring him to attend law school, and also to work for a financial planning company.

When the company was acquired in 1985, Bennett was the principal executive responsible for working with the attorneys and financial planners involved with the sale. That was when he discovered that he had found his niche. Inspiring him to attend law school, and also to work for a financial planning company.

Bennett is licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Florida. He works in close collaboration with his clients, their families, and their other trusted advisors. As a result, his client's feel a peace of mind about their estate planning and financial future. Many clients come to think of Bennett as a close friend. 

Bennett is a member of Wealth Counsel; the Colorado Bar Association; the Florida Bar Association; the Boulder County Estate Planning Council; the Advisors Forum; the Legal Committee for the Boulder County Community Foundation; the Boulder County Bar; and the Laureate Wealth Strategies Program at the Southern California Institute.

Bennett does an extraordinary amount of Continuing Legal Education, to provide his clients with excellent counseling using the most modern and relevant estate planning strategies available. 

Bennett is married to Diedre Wachbrit Braverman, who is also an Estate Planning Attorney, and he has two incredible stepchildren, sixteen-year-old twins, Gus and Lexi, and a Corgi puppy named Toby. Outside of work, Bennet enjoys running, hiking, and practicing Transcendental Meditation.

Specialties

Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Trust Administration, and Probate.

 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2014,2012
Client's Choice
2015 2014 2012

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Location

Braverman Law Group, LLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Cheryl | December 1, 2009
An Excellent Attorney!
Bennett put together an estate plan for me and also helped me with succession planning for my business. He was truly excellent! I was in a bit of a rush to get through the estate-planning process, and he went above and beyond in order to provide me with all of the knowledge I needed to make reasonable decisions, as well as prepare the related trust documents, etc., in a very short timeframe. I found Bennett to be extremely intelligent, and he also has a personality that I found quite refreshing. In fact, I was surprised at how he was able to lighten the mood and make it comfortable to discuss emotional issues without underemphasizing the importance of what we were trying to accomplish. I whole-heartedly recommend Bennett!
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Posted by Ernie | August 22, 2013
Deep rooted domain expertise; exceptional human being
I met Bennett over four years ago on a ancillary gift tax issue associate with a real estate purchase. Bennett was more than generous with his time and expertise despite lack of direct gains. I was impressed by his command of the subject matter and his patience in explaining complex and some what arcane tax issues. Four years later, when it was time to set up my own estate, I went back to Bennett. Bennett immediately remembered who I was as well as mundane personal details of me and my family, despite having only spent a few hours with me four years ago. I was a little taken aback by but the warmth in his embrace and firmness of his handshake made me feel like I was seeing on old friend. He made my S.O. and I feel immediately at ease and took great lengths to map out the entire estate planning process, answering myriad of our seemingly endless and perhaps pedestrian questions along the way. Bennett always took the time to ask how things were going and was genuinely interested in us as people. We never felt rushed or judged. He was also generous and engaging about sharing things in his life, something that is more often overlooked by his peers in the profession. On the topic of the actual creation of estate plan, Bennett is patient, methodical, and inquisitive. On obscure scenarios that Bennett has not encountered previously, he has devoted hours to understanding the statutes and best practices, then comes back to present his findings and recommendations. He is truly the epitome of the term "counsel." I wholeheartedly recommend Bennett's services.
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Posted by Diane | June 23, 2018
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Family Trust
My husband & I have been extremely impressed and pleased by Bennett Braverman and his services in preparing a family trust for us. We hired Bennett in 2015 to put together the original version of the trust and we have now just finished up a 3 year review to update it. What could be a tedious and unpleasant task (who wants to talk about death?) has actually been... pleasurable! Bennett is extremely good at listening to how we want our trust structured and he has come up with excellent ways to make our ‘wants’ a reality. His ability to explain all our options very clearly is marvelous. Laws and tax implications have been changing, and he has adjusted the trust to make the most of the assets we will be passing along. As a bonus, his office staff is extremely helpful and everyone goes out of their way to make things go as smoothly as possible. To put the icing on the cake, Bennett has a warm, engaging personality (and an awesome Corgi office dog)!
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Posted by Clarence Baer | April 13, 2018
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Bennett Braverman and practice recommendation
Bennett and his associates have helped us with our estate planning. They have done an excellent job, especially in responding when we needed to make changes. They were also helpful when we needed a reference to other outside expertise. We have been with Bennett and his practice for some time and plan to keep the relationship.
Posted by Rich and Kathy | December 28, 2017
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Restated Our Revocable Living Trust
We had the pleasure of meeting Bennett at the Boulder County Senior Law Day in August 2016. Bennett was presenting a seminar on Revocable Living Trusts. After listening to Bennett's presentation, we decided to contact Bennett to review our current Revocable Living Trust (RLT), which we had prepared for us initially in Michigan and updated in Ohio. Since we now live in Colorado, we decided to get the RLT updated to the Colorado standard for RLTs. Bennett walked us through the steps necessary for this updating. Bennett prepared a restated RTC in language we could understand, not just in lawyer legalese. Bennett also told us how to setup our beneficiaries for all of our IRAs, stocks, etc to conform to the RTL. Bennett prepared all our health documents and financial documents for power of attorneys and Hipaa requirements. Once the RTL was restated and completed, Bennett sat down with us and went over the entire restated RTL so we understood everything contained in the restated RTL. My wife and I feel very comfortable that our restated RTL meets our estate planning needs. Thanks Bennett.
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Posted by Valerie | May 9, 2017
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The Best
I worked with Bennett Braverman in developing a revokable trust. I needed to address a number of knotty issues and had little personal knowledge or experience essential to making sound decisions. Bennett listened. He asked insightful questions, provided feedback and clear explanations of the impact of multiple alternate solutions. He walked me through potential pitfalls, gave me time to review and revise, patiently listened to every question and concern. I left each working session confident that I had a solid foundation for decision making. In summary, Bennett acted on my behalf with the highest measure of integrity, knowledge and focus on my personal interest.
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Posted by Colette | April 25, 2017
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A kind human being who happens to be a lawyer
I was lucky to meet Bennett about 10 years ago from a referral from a close friend. When I started asking my community if they had experience with him, he was RAVED about by those who had used his services, and what was surprising, was how MANY there were in my circle. Bennett helped me with a few items in my life, setting up my business LLC as well as consulting with me in regards my deceased mother's poor choice of a lawyer in Florida. His care and integrity during a difficult time for me was a gift. If you can make it easier on your kids when you leave the planet by using a kind and supportive being like Bennett, I would recommend doing it immediately. My experience closing my Mother's estate would have been completely different. I would urge you to give your family and kids the gift of this man who will support and care for them during a very challenging time.
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Posted by Lisa | December 5, 2016
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Living Trust Expert
Bennett Braverman is a thorough, knowledgable expert in his field. He did an excellent job in walking us through the Living Trust process, coaching us through decisions, and making sure we completely understood the what we had to do and the associated benefits and risks. We will continue to recommend him to our friends and look forward to partnering with Bennett in the future.
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Posted by Larry and Katie | August 19, 2016
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Estate Planning
It was time for us to do our estate planning. Bennett was recommended to us so we called him. At the consultation appointment he explained the pros and cons of a trust and estate planning. He answered all our questions and guided our decision making without being intrusive. His reasonable common sense and competence are very reassuring and we feel very confident that our affairs are in good hands. The process was smooth and we now have the peace of mind that everything is in order. We were encouraged to call anytime and we will review the estate planning documents in three years unless needed sooner. We would recommend Bennett without hesitation.
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Posted by Harvey | February 2, 2016
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Review of Bennett Braverman, Esq.
I am a retired Estate and Trust attorney. I have practiced Law in both Florida and Colorado for almost 40 years. I have had personal professional experience with the legal services of Bennett Braverman, Attorney At Law. It has been my privilege to refer to Mr Braverman a number of families for Estate Planning. I'm always impressed with the positive feedback about Mr Braverman's services, that I get from referrals. My family has employed Mr Bravermam for Estate Planning. He has expert knowledge of Federal Estate Tax Regulations. His people skills are excellent. I highly recommend the legal services of Bennett Braverman, Attorney At Law.
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Posted by Erich | January 28, 2016
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Wouldn't Consider Anyone Else
We have retained Mr. Braverman for our Trust and Estate needs, and he has far exceeded our expectations. Not only does he have very clearly adept expertise, but he has been patient, kind and has made what had initially seemed very daunting, now very accessible. He will part of our family for a long, long time.
Posted by Lauren | December 5, 2015
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Truly Excellent Estate Planning Attorney!
My husband and I met with several attorneys in the past two years in an attempt to get help with our estate planning and trust establishment, but we never followed through with the process until we met Bennett Braverman. We attended one of his free informational seminars, and we were very impressed with his ability to communicate complex information in a professional yet engaging way. We decided to hire Bennett to help us create our trust after our initial private consultation, and it was a pleasure to work with him on this important but stressful task. Bennett patiently walked us through all the steps involved in establishing our trust and listened carefully to our questions and concerns. His expertise and friendly, approachable demeanor made us glad we had chosen him to help with our trust. We found Bennett to be a highly intellectual and wonderful person. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an estate planning attorney!
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Posted by William and Paula | December 3, 2015
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Exceedingly glad for his services
My wife and I attended a dinner/seminar that he hosted. At that event we were very impressed that he specifically answered all questions. We decide to follow up with all aspects of estate planning. He is professional, provided many tips that made our estate planning easier. He included many contingencies in case a particular situation could not occur and then even had additional contingencies. He offered a wide variety of services so that we could select those best for us. We now have a comprehensive estate plan that includes a detailed trust, wills, medical documents and special requests.
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Posted by Greg | November 5, 2015
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exceptional
We've spent many hours working with Bennett on our estate plan, and two things really stood out. One, he knows his subject matter very well, and seems to have infinite patience for explaining, responding to questions, etc. -- at any level. Two, he is a genuinely compassionate individual.
Posted by Mike | July 30, 2015
Bennett Braverman Review
I had already set up a Trust in Virginia years ago and needed an update when moving to Colorado. I was impressed with Braverman's on-line reviews and set up an interview. I was sold after our complimentary 1 hour meeting (that lasted 2). My Trust Attorney in VA was very good, but Bennett has been excellent. He is truly family oriented and takes a real interest in his clients. The "family meeting" at the end of the Trust development process is invaluable and a service I have not seen offered before. My children learned a lot from this important meeting. You are in good hands with Bennett Braverman. I have great confidence in him and I am happy to have him as my Trust Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2015
Updating Trust & Wills
My husband & I hadn't reviewed our Trust or wills in over 15 years We found Bennett Braverman and hired him to work for us in getting our assets updated. Bennett is professional, courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. This type of work is typically miserable in it's content and scope. That was not our experience. We now have a defined path for making updates to the trust/will as our life evolves. The end result is a concise trust/will package that will be easy to navigate when the time comes. Thank you Bennett.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2014
Excellent trust attorney!
We didn't know what to expect when we decided to hire an attorney to talk about estate planning. Bennett immediately put us at ease and explained our options in detail. He was terrific at establishing a connection with us and took lots of time to help us explore different options. We found him to be extremely knowledgeable about the legal aspects of our family trust document. His explanations were clear and he answered all our questions. He even took the time to meet with us and all our adult children at one meeting, so that they could listen to an explanation of the decisions we had made. We now have peace of mind about our estate and trust and that, to us, is priceless. We recommend Bennett without reservation.
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Posted by Jack | December 12, 2014
Attentive and thorough Living Trust
Really enjoyed working with Bennett and his staff to create my living trust. His focus on my situation and his work to know my wishes was very thorough. It's a process and I felt it was handled very well.
Posted by James | December 8, 2014
Comprehensive attention to detail
After being pleased with the Trust Bennett wrote for my wife and I, we came back to him for help with my aging mother's Trust. Her existing Trust, written by another attorney had a weak and in adequately written Power of Attorney document. Bennett wrote a very detailed document that specifically addressed a number of issues. My mother's bank's Trust officer told us that in eight years she had never seen such a comprehenisve. POA. It was easily accepted and executed.
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Posted by Kevin | November 20, 2014
Newbies to Experts
My wife and I decided we need a trust. We weren't exactly sure what we needed and we are fairly new to the Boulder area. We looked online and decided to meet with Bennett. WOW. I did not realize building a trust for your family could be fun. The first meeting with Bennett was a master's class in estate planning. Bennett took the time to clearly explain how a trust works and how it would work specifically for us. He answered all of our questions (even some of my dumb ones). He was patient and caring. We decided immediately that Bennett was the guy for us, not realizing we just made a friend. The process was well planned, personal and thorough. Bennett gets to know you. He wants what is best for you and your family. I would recommend Bennett to anyone. We took a chance on Bennett by seeing him on this site....you should take the chance also. He is a good guy. (also say "hi" to Bo his dog)
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Braverman Law Group, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mentor and Coach
  • Strategic Attorney, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Founder
  • Stigler Wussow + Braverman, Ltd.
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Founder
  • Law Office of Bennett Braverman, PC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Braverman and Rossi, PA
  • 1994 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • Broward County Circiut Court
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Law Student
  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Financial Advisor
  • Acacia Financial Group & Calvert Securities
  • 1990 - 1990
  • Director of Operations
  • Benjamin Polakoff and Son, Inc.
  • 1981 - 1989
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Miami
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Asset Protection
  • Protected from frivolous lawsuit.

Associations

  • The Advisor's Forum
  • Founding Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Boulder County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Boulder Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Wealth Counsel
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Center for Jewish Cultural Arts
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Member
  • Florida Bar
  • 2010
  • Excellence in Judicial Clerkship
  • Broward County Circuit Court
  • 1993
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • How to plan for your digital assets
  • Digital Assets
  • 2016
  • Seminars by invitation only
  • 10 Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2014
  • Seminars by invitation only
  • 10 Gruesome Estate Planning Mistakes
  • 2013
  • Client Care 2010
  • Should I convert my Roth IRA?
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (4)
Endorse Bennett
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bennett and I practice in the same geographical area and there is some overlap in our practice. It seems more often than not when the discussion of who is among the best Estate Planning attorneys around Bennett's name is usually one of the first ones mentioned--and these are from his peers (including myself) who wish we had the superior reputation Bennett has for delivering the highest quality legal product to sophisticated clients in a cost effective and timely manner."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bennett Braverman is an excellent attorney. He pays attention to every detail, he is both sharp and diligent, and best of all, he truly cares about his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Excellent estate planning attorney. Thoughtful and meticulous."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Bennett is both knowledgeable in his areas of law and compassionate with everyone that he meets. He works hard to ensure that client goals are met and that the process is a comfortable one. If a client needs help, Bennett will be there. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Family member
"Bennett is an excellent attorney who continually goes out of his way for his clients. He is a true professional, and I endorse him fully."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I have come to know Bennett through training and professional eduction at the national level to ensure that we are providing the highest possible quality of service to our clients. Bennett is a stand out for his ability to truly listen and understand problems, for the passion he brings to his work, and the compassion he has for others."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had an opportunity to review numerous responses Mr. Braverman has provided in the Avvo forum, and his detailed answers demonstrate his extensive knowledge and understanding of the law. I recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Bennett is down to earth and down to business. He knows the ins and the outs of Estate Planning and he is very well respected by others in his field. If you are in the Boulder area and don't consult Bennett about your Estate Planning needs, you are missing out."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bennett is a good person with great integrity. If you need estate planning services, I would recommend that you give him a look."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bennett is an accomplished attorney with a level of professionalism, responsiveness and balanced approach to the practice of law that clients deserve."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bennett Braverman is a pleasure to work with. But I would not recommend an attorney who was only that. I recommend Bennett because in every action and word, he embodies integrity. He not only intends to do the right thing for his client, he has the education, the specialized knowledge and the wisdom to DO the right thing for his client. We have worked together on a few matters now, and I now know that Bennett's clients have better results than they would have with most other estate planning attorneys I have worked with. Most of that is caused by Bennett's skill and integrity but some of it is the result of his strong people skills. He has an unusual ability to understand, sometimes better than his clients do, what they really want and need. He uses that skill to deliver results that are beyond what they imagined estate planning could create for them. If you ever have the opportunity to work with Bennett, as a client, or as a colleague, don't miss it."
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