Laurence I. Gendelman, Esq.

Laurence I. Gendelman, Esq.


About Laurence

Laurence I. Gendelman, Esq. was raised in South Denver, attended Cherry Creek High School, and went to college and law school at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

Laurence’s vision for Gendelman Klimas is to provide Colorado families with high-quality, affordable, and pragmatic legal services in the areas of trust, estate, and family law in which he focuses his practice.

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

Laurence helps clients with complex estate plans involving second marriages and diverse families. He also works on both contested and uncontested probate matters including estate administration and will contests.

Legal Experience

  • Gendelman Klimas Ltd., Partner, January 2020 – Present  
  • Gendelman Law Group, LLC, President, August 2017 – December 2019
  • Kirch and Rounds, P.C., Associate Attorney, February 2016 – August 2017
  • Gutterman Griffiths, P.C. Associate Attorney, November 2015 – January 2016
  • Gutterman Griffiths, P.C. Law Clerk, August 2015 – October 2015
  • Beam and Raymond, P.C. Law Clerk August 2014 – May 2015
  • Colorado Department of Law, Office of the Attorney General, Business and Licensing Section, Law Clerk, May 2014 – August 2014
  • Judicial District of Colorado, Office of the District Attorney, Law Clerk, September 2013 – May 2014
  • District Court Department of the Massachusetts Trial Courts, Judicial Intern to the Honorable Mary Dacey White, June 2013 – August 2013

Publications & Presentations

  • Forthcoming: Digital Assets, The Orange Book Handbook Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, Vol. 1 & 2 (2019)
  • Forthcoming: Case 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)
  • 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
  • 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

Board Positions

  • Board Member and President-Elect of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association
  • Secretary of the Colorado Bar Association Trust and Estate Section’s Committee on Rules and Forms

Professions Associations and Community Involvement

  • Member of the Colorado Bar Association
  • Member of the Colorado Bar Association – Trusts and Estate Section
  • 2019 Representative to the Colorado Bar Association’s Board of Governors
  • Member of Colorado Bar Association President’s Diversity Council
  • Member of the National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association


  • University of Colorado Law School- Juris Doctor
  • University of Colorado- Bachelor of Arts – Economics, Political Science; Certificate – Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 People’s Choice Best Trust and Estate Lawyer- Law Week Colorado
  • 2018 Barrister’s Best Trust and Estate Lawyer- Law Week Colorado
  • 2019 Superlawyers Rising Star
  • 2019 Red Bage – Metro Volunteer Lawyers –A Program of the Denver Bar Association
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