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Wendi Sue Temkin

Estate planning Attorney at Boulder, CO

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Wendi Temkin

This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 18 years
    California - CA 31 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2005
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Resigned No misconduct found

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Wendi Temkin is now serving as Of Counsel at Watershed Estate Planning, LLC.  She is not accepting new clients but Jodie Gilbert, principal at Watershed Estate Planning, is taking clients.  Watershed Estate Planning provides an unusual level of personal attention to each client, helping them plan with love and dignity for life's inevitable twists and turns.  At Watershed Estate Planning, LLC we specialize in helping parents with minor children ensure that their kids will always be taken care of by the people they want, in the way they want, and that their assets will be passed down thoughtfully, privately, and with appropriate safeguards in place.  All of our work is done on a flat-fee basis, so there are never any surprises to your bill.  We even help you pass on your intangible assets--your stories, insights, values and experiences.  These are the things most often lost when a loved one dies. See if you qualify for a complimentary estate planning with Watershed Estate Planning, LLC.  Call today!

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Posted by Jennifer | September 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wendi made a stressful event so much easier
We knew how important an estate plan was for the well being of our family, but put it off because of how difficult we thought it would be. Wendi made each step feel manageable and truly helped minimize the stress and worry we had around such an important project. If you have children, I would especially recommend using her and her team as she really talked us through a lot of different things to consider and use that we didn't find with other typical estate planning services. We can rest much more easily knowing Wendi helped us think through everything that they would need in the event of an emergency.
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Posted by Kim | May 20, 2019
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Excellent Estate Planning
Ms. Temkin and her staff did an outstanding job keeping the lines of communication open with us. Ms. Temkin thoroughly explained and guided us through the complexities of our estate plan. In the end, we feel she provided a professional, intelligent, and comprehensive plan that takes into account our specific needs and the needs of our young child.
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Posted by Courtney | September 11, 2017
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Highly recommend for estate planning
Wendi and her team did an incredibly thorough job in helping us plan our estate. We were put at ease and given peace of mind through the process and now feel confident in our plans for the future. She made an otherwise very overwhelming process easy and put us at ease when having to discuss challenging topics.
Posted by Matt Raichart | August 29, 2017
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Great estate planning experience
Wendi exceeded our expectations and was very thorough in clearly explaining all our options. We are very happy we went with her when planning our estate. We particularly enjoyed our last session with her where we got to videotape our life story, beliefs and wishes; it gives our Will a personal touch. – Matt and Tzvia
Posted by Janet | August 7, 2017
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Great Experience with Estate Planning
Working with Wendi was amazing. I went into this expecting an hour meeting and lots of signing forms. Instead I feel I got a partner in helping to arrange my life plan. – J.S.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2017
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Knowledgeable Estate Planning Attorney
Wendi is excellent and knowledgeable in various different types of trusts and benefits and we felt confident following her recommendation. All appointments and follow ups were very thorough. This was a very good experience for us.
Posted by Drew and Melanie | March 20, 2017
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More Than Just Estate Planning
Our experience with Temkin Law was phenomenal. We weren’t exactly sure what we needed or wanted and we walked away with a perfect Trust for our children. It is incredibly satisfying knowing that our children will be taken care of no matter what.
Posted by Ken | March 7, 2017
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Clear, Concise, Easily Understandable
We had dealt with 2 previous estate attorneys, neither of which we were particularly pleased with. In interviewing for a new attorney, we again found it difficult to get concise, straight-forward, meaningful answers. During our initial free consultation with Wendi, it became clear that we were dealing with a different type of lawyer. Her answers were crisp and to-the-point. There was no bloviating- an immediate disqualifier. And she suggested an alternative course of action that had not been discussed by our former attorneys and which accomplished exactly what we wanted to do. Wendi explains legalistic issues in clear, concise, easily understandable terms. Her fixed fee approach enabled us to freely explore a number of alternatives. We never felt rushed and Wendi often suggested better ways to accomplish certain items. After two bad experiences, we are now very happy with Wendi and the comprehensive plan she helped us develop. Ken S
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2017
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Knowledgeable & Helpful
Wendi was very helpful to my mom in looking at changes to her overall estate planning and considering different issues in passing on her assets to her children. Her experience and knowledge showed but most important was her ability to explain option to us in relatively simple lay language. very glad to have found Wendi on Avvo.
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Posted by Margaret | December 8, 2016
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Excellent Experience with Tempkin Law
Wendi guided us through the estate planning process knowledgeably, compassionately and patiently. Her ability to explain things clearly and to make her clients comfortable cannot be overstated—we would highly recommend Wendi to anyone. Margaret and James E.
Posted by Marianna | August 19, 2015
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Great Experience
Wendi walked my husband and I through all of the options providing clear explanations of the pros and cons for our situation! Her guidance was invaluable. We are so glad we worked with Wendi and now have wills that protect our family!
Posted by Holly | August 17, 2015
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Informed decisions
Wendi walked us through the entire process, step by step, making it easy to understand and allowing us to make informed decisions that will secure our family’s future.
Posted by Eve | June 23, 2015
Excellent Estate Planning Guidance
Temkin Law helped me create a personalized estate plan that I know will serve me based on my needs. Wendi gave me confidence that my plan will protect my daughter and me now and until many years into the future.
Posted by Bruce | April 30, 2015
Great Service!
With three daughters to think of and spread across the country, Wendi simplified and clarified different scenarios in my will. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Posted by Melissa W. | March 31, 2015
Attorney who handles a tricky topic deftly
Wendi came to speak (for free) at my child's preschool regarding a Living Trust and Living Will. It was something we always intended to "get around to" once life was less busy. After hearing her speak, we decided almost immediately to hire her and get the process going. She explained everything to us in detail, asked us the "hard" questions with a very personable approach, and we walked out of our meetings with peace of mind. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Posted by Mary | March 22, 2015
Best Specialist for Creating and Maintaining a Trust
It was my husband’s idea that we needed to establish a trust. After meeting with Wendi, I learned about how to protect ourselves and our son from disadvantageous tax situations and probate court. Making decisions for the trust made us address issues that we may have never discussed otherwise until it was too late. For example, we may not have dealt with powers of attorney or a living will until after we were already incapacitated. Wendi made a time-consuming process much easier to complete through her check-lists, templates, and clear instructions for every task. The binder she put together for us is so thorough and makes something overwhelmingly complicated possible to understand and follow. If I need to remember anything about what we did, I know it is in the binder! -- M.E.P.
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Posted by Khoi | February 25, 2015
Estate Planning
We hired Temkin Law to create an estate plan for my mother-in-law, who does not speak any English. As such, we attended all the meetings in order to translate what Wendi said into Vietnamese. My wife and I are from out-of-town and Wendi was great about accommodating our travel plans in order to schedule all of the meetings. She was also creative in coming up with ways to address my mother-in-law’s concerns regarding the potential use of her home after her death, and how to treat a number of family-owned businesses. We really enjoyed working with Wendi, and my mother-in-law feels comforted knowing her wishes were honored in the design of her plan.
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Posted by Geni | February 23, 2015
Wendi Temkin helped give me peace of mind
Wendi Temkin was extremely knowledgeable about estate law, and helped me arrange my affairs so that all my wills, trusts and family are covered and taken care of. I am grateful for her help in handling this serious task.
Posted by Jena | February 22, 2015
Wendi is great!
We really appreciated Wendi’s ability to explain complex issues in an easy-to-understand fashion. It is a great relief knowing that our estate plans reflect our desires, and that they will benefit our family going forward. –Jena & Jim
Posted by Margaret | February 21, 2015
Thanks Wendi.
Wendi understood my reasons for re-doing my estate plan. She did the background work to make appropriate recommendations and explained options. The plan fits my situation well, and she made sure that I understood it.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Temkin Law LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Garlin Driscoll LLC
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Member/Mediator
  • Consensus Mediation LLC
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Writer/Editor
  • Emanuel Publishing Corporation
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Friedman Ross & Hersh, P.C.
  • 1991 - 1995
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  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1991
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A.
  • 1984


  • Wealth Counsel
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Estates and Trusts Section Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Boulder County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Personal Family Lawyer program
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • U.C. Berkeley
  • 1991

Speaking Engagements

  • Boulder County Bar Association, Taxation, Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Efficient Practice Management for Estate Planning Firms
  • 2017
  • Special Needs Planning Workshop
  • Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wendi is a terrific attorney who cares about her clients--their families and their well being. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Wendi as a meticulous, exceptionally intelligent and personable attorney who holds herself to the highest standards in her practice. I highly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wendi Temkin is a wonderful estate planning attorney. I have and will continue to refer clients to Ms. Temkin for their estate planning matters and questions. Wendi understands what it is like to be a parent and want to protect your children in your absence and her estate plans show this fact, which is important to me as a parent, and I am sure this is important to every parent. Wendi personalizes each and every estate plan to meet her client's needs as opposed to using the same template over and over, which I know some attorneys do. If you are looking at having a will or trust drafted and/or power of attorney documents, contact Wendi Temkin at Temkin Law and take advantage of her free consultation. Wendi is always available and spends a lot of time with her clients to make sure they are comfortable with the plan that has been implemented."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Wendi Temkin. Through legal discussions with Wendi, I have gained a knowledge of her thoroughness and diligence and her mastery of the area of estate planning. Clients who select her to do their estate plan will be well served."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Wendi and I worked together at a previous law firm. I found her to be a highly intelligent and compassionate person."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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