Michael Gilbert bases his law practice on three principles: Seeking justice, forming lasting relationships with his clients, and recommending legal solutions in a compassionate, informative environment.
Michael Gilbert's law practice offers you:
-Prompt personal service and attention
-Meetings at our office or your home
-Adherence to the highest ethical standards
-Over 40 years of legal experience
-Commitment to long-term attorney-client relationships
-A sincere desire to achieve positive solutions for all
-Highest attainable rating for ethics and competence
501 South Cherry Street, Suite 610
Denver CO 80246-1328
Preserving your family's wealth
Whether you're planning for your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Michael L. Gilbert Attorney at Law, P.C. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate fiduciary agent for you
Securing your legacy:
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. Attorney Michael L. Gilbert thoroughly analyzes your estate and assists you to develop the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your living will and last will and testament:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become terminally ill. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet - making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
Michael L. Gilbert can draft wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will:
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Michael L. Gilbert drafts codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardianship:
If you have minor children, your will should reflect your desires about their future care in a binding manner. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court could appoint a guardian for your children and can make financial decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets and creating a trust to provide resources for their care.
Michael Gilbert has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal profession, for his competence and ethical standards.
-Dental practice law
-Wills and trusts
-Powers of attorney
-Guardianship and conservatorship
-Buying a business
-Selling a business
-Colorado, New York and U.S. District Court, District of
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court,
-U.S. Claims Court, 1984
-New York University, J.D., 1970
-University of Rochester, B.A., with honors, 1967
Associations and memberships:
-Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations
-National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
-Honorary Life Member of the Colorado Dental Association
-Counsel, Colorado Dental Association, 1978 to 2015
-Member, Colorado Air Pollution Variance Board, 1976 - 1984
-Investigative Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court Grievance
Committee, 1975 - 1982
Michael Gilbert and his wife, Sara, came to Colorado from New York City as VISTA volunteers in 1970 and immediately embraced the Rocky Mountain way of life. After serving as an attorney for the Legal Aid Society, Michael established his own practice in 1978. One of his first clients was the Colorado Dental Association which he represented for over thirty years. As a respected practitioner in the areas of dental law, elder law, estate planning, and trusts, he frequently speaks to groups about these topics.
In addition to establishing himself as one of Denver's pre-eminent attorneys, Michael is very involved in civic and community activities. He served as investigative counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee and as a member of the Colorado Air Pollution Variance Board. He has held board leadership positions for various organizations including the Denver Institute for Jewish Studies, the Hebrew Educational Alliance, and the Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation.
In his leisure time, Michael enjoys opera, classical music, biking, cross-country skiing, and gourmet cooking.
New York University
Juris Doctorate, 1970