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.

Our Attorneys Get in Touch

“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


Meet Messner: A Professional Opportunity Event

Messner Reeves LLP is hosting an exclusive hiring event on Tuesday, September 19th, targeted to fill professional opportunities within our Colorado locations. If you know of anyone who might be interested in exploring our firm, current openings, and learning about why our culture sets us apart from others, please pass this email along. Information about […]

USCIS Releases New Strategic Plan for Long-Term Goals

On January 23, 2023, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency (USCIS) released a new long-term strategic plan outlining a three-year roadmap aimed at boosting the entire agency’s efficiency and efficacy. While two of the plan’s three main goals focus on beefing up much-needed staffing, technology, and workflow improvements in multiple areas, it’s the larger […]

Messner Reeves Sponsors 2023 Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Banquet

Messner Reeves is honored to support the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s efforts in supporting Hispanic interests and issues in the legal profession by attending and donating to their annual En el Jardin banquet and silent auction. This year’s banquet and auction were held on August 12th at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Messner Reeves partner Bruce […]

10 Messner Reeves Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America

We are excited to announce that 10 Messner Reeves lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. […]

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Find your Wills, Trusts & Estates 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: 646.595.1114

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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