Private Client Services

We help you acquire and protect what matters most to you now, tomorrow and through all of life’s challenges.

We are experts in every aspect of personal and business planning. We provide comprehensive estate and transaction planning for individuals, families and business. We work closely with you, your accountants and financial and insurance advisers to create and implement plans that meet all of your goals. As life’s challenges appear, we help you navigate through.

When life or death administration is required, we understand the intricacies of probate, guardianship and conservatorship, and the essential components to elder care and trust administration. We help you administer efficiently.

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“Stephen and others at the Firm have been incredibly professional and helpful over the course of several years. In a situation with aging parents that is stressful at best, Stephen and others provided wise and compassionate counsel. Fees were fair and always as estimated. Results were exceptional…”


“Stephen Lehnardt is very nice, knowledgeable and responsive.”

Planning Ahead

An estate plan to protect you, your family and your assets

  • Structure Inheritance your life and estate your way: Wills, Trusts and more
  • Decision-making: Powers of Attorney
  • Ensure your Healthcare Choices
  • Keep Control in Disability

Elder Care

Helping you maintain the highest quality of like in later years

  • Maintain Personal Control over Decisions
  • Plan How to Pay for Long-Term Care
  • Prepare for Medicaid by Protecting Assets and Income


Managing probate court administration of disability and estates

  • Maintain Personal Control over Decisions
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Estate Administration and Contest


From start-up to exit, we help you achieve greater success whatever your endeavor

  • Business Creation Services and Ongoing Support
  • Succession and Exit Planning
  • Tax and Transactional Planning


Introducing our Newest ABOTA Inductee: Renee M. Finch, a Force in Trial Advocacy!

Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner, Renee M. Finch, has been officially inducted into the esteemed American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Las Vegas Chapter. This exclusive recognition is a testament to Renee’s exceptional skills and unwavering dedication to the field of trial law. With an impressive portfolio of over a dozen cases triumphantly taken […]

Compliance Alert: Proposition 125 Update on RuleMaking

As of March 1, 2023, Proposition 125 has allowed off-premises fermented malt beverage retailers (“FMB Retailers”), i.e., grocery and convenience stores selling beer for off-premises consumption, to begin selling wine under the new Fermented Malt Beverage and Wine Retailer License, which several FMB Retailers have already begun rolling out into their stores. To learn more […]

7 Attorneys Recognized as 2023 Top Lawyers by 5280 Magazine

Messner Reeves is proud to announce that seven of our Denver-based attorneys have been named in the 5280 Top Lawyers list! Put together by 5280 Magazine, the Top Lawyers list is comprised of attorneys spanning dozens of categories from criminal law to bankruptcy to insurance and more. Attorneys across the Denver metro area are invited […]

Compliance Alert: The Passage of Proposition 125

In Colorado’s election on November 7, 2022, Colorado voters took to the polls to decide the fate of several major revisions to the Colorado Liquor Code. Though Proposition 124 (expanding ownership of retail liquor store licenses) and Proposition 126 (allowing the delivery of alcoholic beverages through third-party service providers) ultimately failed, Proposition 125 appears it […]

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Find your Private Client Services Attorney

Ann A.P. Nguyen

Silicon Valley

Phone: 408.792.5917

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Brenda L. Bartels

Colorado Springs

Phone: 719.260.7900

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Dale A. Anderson

Orange County

Phone: 949.612.9128

Jason T. McIntyre

New York

Phone: 408.792.5903

Stephen K. Lehnardt

Of Counsel
Colorado Springs, Greenwood Village

Phone: 303.623.4741

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Learn how we’ve grown over the past 25 years.

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