Laurence I Gendelman

Laurence I Gendelman

  • Probate, Family Law, Estate Planning
  • Colorado
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Nicholas M Klimas September 15, 2022
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Biography

Laurence I. Gendelman, Esq. was raised in the south Denver suburbs, attended Cherry Creek High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Political Science as well as his Juris Doctor at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

Trained in a large family law firm, Laurence gained experience working with high-asset, high-conflict, and complex divorces and child custody issues. He also advocated for and advised clients regarding the division of complex financial assets including executive compensation packages and retirement benefits.

At Gendelman Klimas, Ltd., Laurence aggressively, yet mindfully, represent clients in the following types of cases:

Probate Litigation
Estate and Trust Administration
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Estate Planning
Divorce and Legal Separation
Allocations of Parental Responsibilities
Post Decree Family Law (modifications of parenting time, child support, and spousal maintenance, contempt, parenting time disputes, etc.)
Marital Agreements
Premarital Agreements
Paternity/Maternity
Protection Orders
LGBTQ Family and Probate Law
Non-Traditional Family and Probate Law involving blended families, adoptive children, psychological parents, unmarried long-term partners, polyamory, etc.
Probate and Family Law Appeals

In working with his clients, Laurence is direct, forthright, and pragmatic. His approach to cases is functional and utilitarian, with a tireless dedication to create outcomes that provide a net benefit to his clients. This approach makes Laurence a creative and effective problem-solver, allowing his clients to usually resolve their cases without the hassle of trial. However, as a trained litigator regularly appearing in contested hearings, Laurence is always prepared for trial when the circumstances so require.

Practice Areas
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 48790
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Education
University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (2015)
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Suffolk University Law School
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University of Colorado - Boulder
B.A. (2011) | Economics; Political Science; Leadership (certificate)
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Rising Star
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Barrister’s Best Trust and Estate Lawyer-
Law Week Colorado
People’s Choice Best Trust and Estate Lawyer
Law Week Colorado
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado  # 48790
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 2014 Cyberweek Ethics Competition, Winning Essay Secret Consumer Scores and Segmentations: Separating Consumer “Haves” from “Have-Nots”, 2014 MICH. ST. L. REV. 1411-1473 (2015), Research Assistance
ase Note: Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark, United States Supreme Court Decisions on Mandatory Arbitration Provisions, NAELA Journal, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Volume 15 (Spring 2019)
Chapter 51: Equitable Remedies, The Orange Book Handbook Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, Vol. 1 & 2 (2016 – 2017)
Co-author, with David W. Kirch, Estate Planning Tools for Second Marriages, 45, No. 12 COLO. LAW. 45 (2016)
Co-Presenter: Trust & Estate Section CLE Luncheon Series: Navigating LGBTQ Issues in Your Trust & Estate Practice, September 5, 2017 2014 MICH. ST. L. REV. 1411-1473 (2015), Research Assistance
Forthcoming: Digital Assets, The Orange Book Handbook Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, Vol. 1 & 2
Speaking Engagements
Laurence I. Gendelman, Josie Faix, Elizabeth Bryant, Navigating LGBTQ Issues in Your Trust & Estate Practice, CBA CLE (March 2017)
Laurence I. Gendelman & Molly Zwerdlinger, Digital Assets and Estate Planning, CBA CLE (March 2017)
Laurence I. Gendelman & Molly Zwerdlinger, An Estate Administration Focus on Digital Assets, CBA CLE (March 2018)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Advance Medical Directives- Living Wills and DNRs, Seventeenth Judicial District Senior Law Day (June 2018)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Towards Equality: Motivating Inclusiveness in Legal Workplaces, Denver Bar Association (October 2018)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Estate Administration- Basic Skills: Rights of Surviving Spouse and Family, CBA CLE (February 2019)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Magistrate Michal Lord Blegen & Magistrate Sarah Zane, Challenges, Strategies, and Ethical Considerations for Judicial Officer in Working with Pro Se Parties, Colorado Judicial Institute (Colorado State Judicial) (February 2020)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Family Law Institute: Colorado Common Law Marriage: Effective Strategies for Same-Sex and Different Sex Couples in the Current Legal Landscape, CBA CLE (August 2020)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Moonlight: Informative Panel, CBA DBA (November 2020)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Cultivating LGBTQ Inclusive Law Firms, GLBT Center of Colorado (December 2020)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Estate Administration- Basic Skills: Rights of Surviving Spouse and Family, Estate Administration Basic Skills, CBA CLE (February 2020)
Laurence I. Gendelman and Various Presenters, Presentation by President of Colorado Diversity Bar Associations to Colorado Judicial Officers, DCJA/CCJA (September 2020)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Maha Kamal, Sarah Morris, Engels Tejeda, & Anthony Zarsky, Coming Out in the Legal Workplace (November 2020)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Magistrate Michal Lord Blegen & Hon. Nikea Bland, Walking a Fine Line: Ethical Considerations in Representing Clients Against pro se Litigants, Family Law Institute, CBA CLE (August 2021)
Laurence I. Gendelman & Molly Zwerdlinger, Exploring The Free Brittany Movement, ABA YLD (November 2021)
Laurence I. Gendelman & Molly Zwerdlinger, Exploring The Free Brittany Movement, CBA CLE (July 2021)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Pronouns and Professionalism: Lightning Session, Family Law Fall Update, CBA CLE (November 2021)
Laurence I. Gendelman and Rachel Catt, Colorado Common Law Marriage Case Law Update for Judicial Officers (December 2021)
Laurence I. Gendelman, Marlo’s Law- HB22-1153, Moderator, Colorado LGBT Bar Association (August 2022)
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Gendelman Klimas
517 E 16th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (720) 213-0687
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