About Meurer Law Offices, Denver, Colorado
Meurer Law Offices is a boutique Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning and Probate firm. It represents clients throughout Denver, Colorado and the surrounding area. We are dedicated to providing quality legal services in a cost-effective manner to our clients. We take the time to learn your needs, concerns, and what you are trying to accomplish with your legacy and then customize an estate plan to achieve those goals.
This involves an open conversational approach to planning with the first step being learning about you, your family, your business and how you would like to impact those whom you love as you pass your legacy to them. As part of this conversation, we do not try to force you into boiler plate documents. Our value and pride is in developing and customizing a plan first. Then we create the documents to achieve your legacy goals.
This holistic approach involves taking the time to get to know you and your family and what you value. As part of the plan, we try to pass those values onto the people you care about. Taking care of your lifetime of hard work is serious business for our firm.
An Estate Plan is equivalent to a letter you write to your loved ones regarding what is important to you. Similar to a letter you might write address to your family to be opened upon your death, it will need to be updated on occasion. Addresses may change, the amount of postage to mail your letter will change, there will be births, deaths, and other major life events that occur. Similar to that letter which will need to be updated, our office will endeavor to continually keep you abreast with changes in the law that may affect your plan. This will involve an annual letter and reading to ensure the plan still accomplishes what it was initially intended to achieve. Our office is looking for long term relationships and not a simple sale of some boiler plate documents.
Michael T. Meurer
Since 1991, Michael Meurer has been providing his clients legal services in the areas of estate planning, Medicaid planning, elder law and probate. He graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance in 1988. Thereafter, he attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, which at the time was ranked among the top twenty-five law schools in the nation. He graduated in the top third of his class in 1991. While in law school he was President of the Business and Tax Law Association.
Attorney Meurer is licensed to practice in Colorado and Wisconsin courts. He was a Municipal Judge for five years. He is a member of the Colorado and Wisconsin Bar Associations and belongs to the Elder Law and Trust and Estate sections. He is a VA Accredited attorney and can represent veterans with their disability and pension claims.
As a member of NAELA and Medicaid Practice Systems, he is on the forefront of the estate planning community. He has put together thousands of Estate Plans for his clients and lectures and teaches at workshops and seminars on a regular basis. His services include Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Planning, Probate, Will Contests, Estate and Trust litigation, Estate and Trust Administration, Supplemental Needs and Disability Trusts, Guardianship and Conservatorship and Business Succession Planning.
He offers a relaxed office environment where he takes the time to listen to his client’s needs. He makes himself available seven days a week if necessary and prides himself on prompt and courteous representation to achieve his client’s goals. Meurer Law has offices in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
In his free time, Attorney Meurer enjoys financial investing and spending time outdoors hiking, camping, and skiing. He is married with four sons and a daughter.
Matthew P. Zanotelli
Matthew was born in Portland, Oregon. With a father and grandparents born in Southern Colorado, it was only natural that he return to Colorado to practice law.
Since joining Meurer Law Offices, Matthew has been providing his clients legal services in the areas of estate planning, Medicaid planning, veteran benefit qualification, elder law and probate. Matthew graduated from Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 2002. Thereafter, he attended the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, graduating in 2005 as the graduating class’s Vice President. Matthew practiced for almost five years in the State of Oregon before moving to Colorado after marrying his college sweetheart.
Attorney Zanotelli is licensed to practice in both the State and Federal Courts of Colorado. Matthew brings a versatile background to Meurer Law Offices, having practiced in virtually every major area of the law. Matthew’s career highlights include an appellate victory on reversal in the published opinion Hickam v. Hickam and co-chairing a meritorious five day jury trail against the Oregon Department of Human Services for their negligence in allowing a little girl to be severely beaten by a man not established by the agency to be her father and a known drug user.
Matthew works in conjunction with Michael T. Meurer, founder of Meurer Law Offices, to ensure the highest quality estate plan for his clients. His services include Veteran’s Benefits, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Probate, Will Contests, Estate and Trust litigation, Estate and Trust Administration, Supplemental Needs and Disability Trusts, Guardianship and Conservatorship and Business Succession Planning.
Meurer Law Offices, offers a relaxed office environment where Matthew takes the time to listen to his client’s needs. Michael and Matthew make themselves available seven days a week if necessary and pride themselves on prompt and courteous representation to achieve their client’s goals. Meurer Law has offices in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
Matthew is licensed to practice in the State and Federal Courts of the State of Colorado and the State of Oregon.
Penny Christy Myers, Esquire
Penny Myers is an attorney who focuses primarily in the areas Trust Formation, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration.
A graduate of Denver University School of Law, she obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (Trust & Estate, Business Law, Real Estate, and Elder Law Sections), the Douglas County Bar Association, Wealth Counsel, and Lawyers with Purpose. Penny is a frequent speaker on the topics of estate, business, and asset protection planning. She began her career as a civil litigator with a Denver-based firm.
Penny also works with small and women owned businesses (WBE), to create limited liability companies, corporations, and family limited partnerships.
Over the years, Penny has worked with many clients at all stages of their planning, from the initial asset analysis and document review, to drafting and funding various types of trusts, including:
- revocable living trusts (RLT),
- insurance trusts (ILIT),
- personal residence trusts (PRT),
- charitable trusts (CRT), and
- Medicaid trusts.
She was a trusted associate of Barry S. Engel, an internationally known practitioner in the areas of wealth and asset protection, which included integrated planning and offshore trusts.
Penny enjoys helping people achieve peace-of-mind that, at each stage of life, their affairs are in order. She can help clients decide the best course of action for unique life challenges. Her analysis of life’s “what-if’s”, for mental or physical disability, is an integral part of estate planning. Ultimately, Penny ensures her clients have a comprehensive estate plan that includes a Medical Directive and a Financial Power of Attorney.
Penny and her husband Rob have been married since 1991. They have experienced all the joys and challenges of raising three children – a daughter, and twin sons. A Nebraska native, she has lived in Colorado most of her adult life. Penny is also an active professional in the health and fitness industry, and one of her favorite pastimes is teaching group fitness classes at Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club.
Penny approaches her practice knowing that life does not always go as expected. Estate planning, to protect your loved ones and your legacy, is one of the best gifts you can give your family and friends.