About Gendelman Klimas Ltd

Who We Are

Gendelman Klimas Ltd. was founded on the premise that everyone deserves for their story to be heard. We are dedicated to providing high quality, affordable, and pragmatic legal representation. Gendelman Klimas operates on three core values:

Integrity

Being trustworthy and accountable allows us to provide high-quality and pragmatic legal representation.

Transparency

Our clients are empowered to understand how we are serving them every step of the way.

Service

We are members of the community, working to serve and advance its interests

Meet Our Team

Laurence I. Gendelman, Esq.

Laurence was trained in a large family law firm, where he gained experience working with high-asset and high-conflict divorces and child custody issues. He also had the opportunity to advocate for and advise clients regarding the division of complex financial assets including executive compensation packages and benefits.

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Hannah Leisman, Esq.
Hannah is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, where she was the first student in the university’s history to pursue and complete a JD/MA in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Hannah’s background in civil rights litigation, gender-based employment discrimination, and assault advocacy, has informed her approach to her family law practice, which is focused on empowering and advocating for those going through a difficult time.

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Zaharah Hakim

Zaharah is Gendelman Klimas’ Director of Operations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University. Prior to moving to Colorado, she worked at a general practice law firm in Washington State focusing primarily on criminal law, employment law, and estate planning.

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Kyle Melchior

Kyle is a Paralegal at Gendelman Klimas. He holds an Associate of Applied Science as well as a Certificate for Paralegal Studies from the Arapahoe Community College’s  Paralegal Institution. Prior to working with Gendelman Klimas, he worked and gained experience primarily in family law, criminal law, and probate litigation. 

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Laura Roth

Laura is a Legal Assistant at Gendelman Klimas. She holds a Masters of Education from National-Louis University. Prior to working in the legal field, Laura worked in both child and adult education focusing on developing specialized programs like social-emotional sensitive curriculum and trauma-informed classroom models.

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Ingrid Folsom

Ingrid is a Paralegal at Gendelman Klimas. She holds an Associate of Applied Science as well as a Certificate for Paralegal Studies from Community College of Denver. She is also bilingual in Spanish and prior to working with Gendelman Klimas, she worked and gained experience primarily in family law and criminal law.

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Sarah Walker

Sarah is a Paralegal Intern at Gendelman Klimas. She holds a Master’s in Liberal Arts and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and is finishing her Certificate for Paralegal Studies from the Community College of Aurora. Her prior work experience has been in sales at a ground transportation firm.

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Nick Klimas, Esq.

Retaining Nick is not a transaction, but truly a customized service as he aims to assist his clients in every facet of their lives, not just their immediate legal needs. Whether it is advising a family through the Denver probate process or formalizing a Revocable Trust for avoiding of probate, Nick exceeds what is expected of him to deliver top class service to his clients and their families in their time of need. 

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Nicola A. Winter, Esq.

Nicola began her career in family law at a large family law firm, where she was trained in handling high-asset and complex domestic relations cases. Nicola now contributes her negotiation, trial, and analytical skills and experience to Gendelman Klimas, where she brings compassion, understanding, and advocacy to her domestic relations practice.

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