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Susan Morath

Business Attorney at Boulder, CO

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Susan Morath

  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    We service all small business needs, including formation, contracts, and commercial and residential leases.We also specialize in non-profit/tax-exempt organizations.

    36 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    We offer full service estate planning, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance medical directives (living wills) and any other related estate needs. We also offer international estate planning.

    28 years

  3. Real estate
    25%
    We can assist with virtually any real estate need, whether it be conveyancing (buy/sell), lease, or easement and possession issues.

    36 years

  4. Probate
    15%
    We will handle any probate proceeding, large or small. In addition to handling decedents' estates, we also advise and assist is conservatorships and guardianships.

    26 years

  5. International law
    10%
    Susan is one of the few attorneys in the area who practices in international estate planning, including management of business interests. She is qualified to practice in England and Wales, as well as Colorado.

    15 years

What I enjoy most is helping people solve potential legal problems before conflicts arise, and to build for the future.  Having long experience in both transactional and litigation matters, I have a particular skill in trouble shooting problem areas in contracts, leases, wills, trusts, business entity and property owenrship issues.  I always give a free telephone consultation, as I believe it is important for both the attorney and the client to make sure they are a good fit.

Awards

Top Contributor 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Top Contributor
2019 2018 2017 + 3 ...

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Location

Susan Morath Horner, P.C.

Reviews

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Posted by Brent | November 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful to have Susan's legal help!
I have been doing business with Susan for almost 2 years now and she has always helped me and my clients out with the utmost honesty and respect. She has saved our bacon a couple times as well as some of our clients. I will continue to use her due to her fair practices and pricing.
Posted by Diane | October 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
This Attorney went above and beyond to make sure my case was totally handled to my satisfaction. I would recommend her highly, she was awesome.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2015
Estate Planning
I have known Susan for a number of years and can wholeheartedly recommend her as an excellent lawyer. She is extremely competent, creative, attentive to detail, and personable. Several years ago, we requested her help in estate planning. In addition to revising our wills, she educated and advised on issues around Power of Attorney and Living Wills. We have three children and the situation was quite complex in terms of how we wanted to allocate our estate between them, given that two were still in college at the time and we wanted to be sure that their college costs were covered before our estate would be divided among the three. While this posed some challenges, Susan was able to come up with a creative way for us to achieve our goals. Throughout this process, she was extremely helpful and accommodating. She also demonstrated a clear understanding of the legal issues pertinent to our situation. She completed the work in a timely fashion and we were extremely pleased with the results. it was a pleasure to work with Susan during this process and we definitely will engage her again as the need arises. I have recommended Susan to several friends and colleagues over the years and am delighted to recommend her to readers of this site as well.
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Posted by Celina | January 30, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
I was completely lost on what to do with the situation I was dealing with. I did not know where to turn for help. I emailed Susan on Avvo, and she was in contact with me right away. Susan was very helpful with every question I had and also very sympathetic to my problem and concerns. I just want to say thank you for all your help.
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Posted by Bob/Anita | June 8, 2014
State and Local Government Jurisdictional Expertise
We have worked with Susan on lawsuits, LLC formation and a non-profit incorporation. The primary work has been lawsuits at the District and Appellate Court levels focused on state and local government jurisdictional issues. Specifically, a determination was sought with regard to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) issuance of hunting permits and licenses being in excess of their jurisdiction in a Boulder County Resolution area prohibiting the discharge of firearms. The lawsuit directly contributed to Boulder County directing the enforcement of its Resolution prohibiting the discharge of rifles and shotguns. Susan's work, expertise and core values in this issue were instrumental to achieving this outcome.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Susan Morath Horner, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney/Legal Fellowship
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Colorado School Of Law
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Editorial
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Davis Graham & Stubbs
  • 1986 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Thomas Seawell
  • 1984 - 1986
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Education

  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Schultz v. Wells

Associations

  • Boulder Bar Association
  • Taxes and Estates Section
  • 1997 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Assocation
  • Trusts and Estates Committee; Professionalism Committee
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Law Committee, ABA
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Professional Womem
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Female Executives
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Humane Society of Boulder Valley
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2007
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer review rating of 4.6/5.0
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Finalist, Case of the Year Award
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2001

Publications

  • Land & Water Law Review
  • Embryo, Not Fossil: Breathing Life Into the Public Trust in Wildlife
  • 2000
  • Colorado Environmental Handbook; The State of the State
  • Wildlife Chapter
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Wildlife Society Symposium
  • Legal Perspective On The Public Trust In Wildlife Management — It’s Not Just A Good Idea
  • 2006
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers’ Association Seminar
  • Speaking Engagement
  • 2001
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
  • Speaking Engagement
  • 2000
  • Montana Wildlife Federation Annual Meeting
  • Speaking Engagement
  • 1999
  • Symposium
  • Living Permits; What Do You Have When the Ink Dries?
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Endorse Susan
Business Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan brings considerable talent and expertise to the practice of Estate Planning law. She is a diligent and conscientious attorney and is a credit to the legal profession. I am proud to endorse her."
Business Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Horner is a regular contributor to AVVO. I find myself agreeing with her answers most of the time. I appreciate the quality and thought that go into her posts. Good lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer"
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ms. Horner. I have referred clients to her in past, and will continue to do so in the future without hesitation. She has an outstanding knowledge of the law in her multiple areas of expertise, and consistently provides high quality respresentation to her clients."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Horner. She consistently provides quality legal advice answering questions for those in need. Her responses provide both knowledgeable legal and pragmatic viewpoints."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Susan for several years on a big case that is currently pending before the Colorado Supreme Court and will make important law in this state concerning the determination of a landowner. Susan is an outstanding lawyer, cares deeply about her clients and delivers great results."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Susan Morath Horner. Ms. Horner donates many hours of her time answering questions for those in need here on AVVO. Her responses show a depth of knowledge as well as a compassionate nature. I highly recommend her!"
Business Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Horner is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. She is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of her clients."
Business Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was particularly impressed with a recent answer of Ms. Horner which was more than accurate and analytic: it was very practical and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
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Boulder Business Lawyer Susan Morath
Susan Morath
Business Attorney
Boulder, CO
Licensed for 40 years