Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C.: The Legal Team for Colorado Springs
Providing excellence in every legal representation
For more than twenty years, clients have relied on Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C. to create forward-thinking solutions to deliver outstanding results and take the initiative to serve as an informative, agile team of attorneys. At Mulliken Law, it's our mission to achieve the best possible results in cooperation with our clients. When you choose Mulliken Law, you're choosing dependable counsel that takes a fresh look at every issue with a clear understanding of your objective, your business, your livelihood and what you seek to achieve.
A path to success that's as essential as the results obtained
Mulliken Law is a vibrant, forward-focused firm where each attorney at the firm is as committed to the client relationship as much as they are committed to the highest quality legal work product for our clients. We strive to deliver responsive, efficient and friendly client interaction to ensure that our clients receive timely and accurate advice on the status of their matters.
The twelve practice areas that form the core of our practice include:
-Business and tax planning
-Estate planning and probate
-Financing and lending
-Foreclosure of real property
-Mediation and arbitration
Solving the tough problems for Colorado companies and individuals
Every attorney is outstanding in their specific practice and skilled in a range of legal practices. These dedicated individuals also work as a team in a strongly collaborative approach that serves our clients well, as it means we can draw on each other's talents as needed to best serve client interests. Our clients know they can expect our seasoned professionals to be readily accessible to them, offering a level of assistance and advice that only experience and accomplishment bring.
Five of our attorneys have attained the highest recognition in the legal industry for their professionalism and ethics and are AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and the firm and our attorneys are consistently selected by Colorado SuperLawyers as some of the best in the state.
Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C. - you can depend on us
Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C. provides comprehensive, sophisticated legal counsel throughout the state of Colorado to private individuals and businesses of all sizes. Our offices are located in downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, close to the El Paso County Courthouse and easily accessible by Mountain Metro Transit and private transportation. To discuss how Mulliken Law can meet your needs and find solutions, please contact us by telephone at 719.635.8750 or contact us online.
102 South Tejon Street Suite 900
Alamo Corporate Center
Colorado Springs CO 80903
Protecting Your Assets, Honoring Your Wishes: Estate and Probate at Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C.
Controlling and maximizing your assets for the next generation
At Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C., we recognize that no one really wants to think about what will happen after passing on - and there is no debate that the rapidly shifting laws surrounding estates and trusts have made planning for succession, retirement and wealth and asset protection more complex. With ongoing flux in already complex regulations and laws regarding transfers of assets, family owned businesses and estates, it is critical to have experienced, proficient counsel in preparing for the future.
Estate planning services
Mulliken Law attorneys have the sophistication you need to minimize taxation and maximize the transfer of wealth to your children and survivors. Our goal is to ensure that your wishes are your reality - creating courses of care for medical needs, preparing wills, developing and administrating trusts, and other services. Preparing a will is perhaps the most important part of estate planning, as it generally avoids much of the probate process that an intestate estate - that is, what is left behind when someone passes away without a will - would go through, as well as allowing you to take advantage of whatever federal or state estate tax exemptions may apply in a given year.
Beyond using a will to avoid uncertainty and thwart potential litigation, there are several other techniques that our Estate and Probate attorneys find valuable in ensuring that wealth continues in your family:
-Designing outright and "in-trust" gifts
-Establishing family limited partnerships and family limited liability companies
-Intra-family loan agreements
-Charitable giving techniques
-Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRAT), where the grantor retains the right to a payment from a trust for a certain term
-Real estate planning for large landowners
-Life insurance trusts
There are additional types of specialized trusts in which the estate planning team at Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C. can assist with, including Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRT) and Grantor Retained Unitrusts (GRUT).
Mr. Mulliken practices in the areas of business law, estate planning, probate and trusts, and real estate, including commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, foreclosures, and land use matters. A 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy, Mr. Mulliken earned a Master's Degree in Systems Management from the University of California in 1976 and graduated summa cum laude from St. Louis University Law School in 1980. In 1987, he received a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Virginia Law School with a concentration in real estate, tax, and related subjects. While on active duty in the United States Army in 1986, he was selected as Outstanding Young Military Lawyer of the Year by the American Bar Association. Mr. Mulliken was the first recipient of the Ben S. Wendelken outstanding lawyer award presented to him in 2006 for competence, compassion and the ability to get things done.
Mr. Mulliken is a past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Cheyenne Mountain School District, and past President and a ten-year member of the Board of Directors of Silver Key Senior Services. He is a past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Pikes Peak Forum on Health Care Ethics, past President and member of the Probate Section of the El Paso County Bar Association, and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Colorado Springs and the El Paso County Extended Care Ethics Committee. Mr. Mulliken is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the El Paso County Bar Association.
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
American Bar Association's Outstanding Young Military Lawyer of the Year, 1986
L.L.M., University of Virginia, 1987
J.D., summa cum laude, St. Louis University, 1980
M.S.S.M., University of Southern California, 1976
B.S., U.S. Military Academy, 1972
El Paso County Bar Association (president, probate section, 1997
St. Louis University