- Estate planning, including wills, trusts for children, trusts for spouses, and revocable trusts
- Living wills, medical and financial powers of attorney, and burial instructions
- Recommendations for ways to reduce federal estate taxes and gift taxes
- Coordination of beneficiary designations for life insurance policies and retirement plan benefits
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Awards & Accolades
Elizabeth J.M. Howard has joined the firm as an associate attorney.
On March 19, 2021, Miranda K. Hawkins was honored to participate in a panel discussion titled “Making the Most of the Moment: 40 Tips for Bar Leaders” at the American Bar Association Bar Leadership Institute.
On March 16, 2021, Miranda K. Hawkins participated in a panel discussion for the Solo and Small Firm Mentorship Circle about the importance of bar association leadership.
Miranda K. Hawkins gave a podcast interview to Law Talk Colorado about serving as President of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and her estate planning practice.
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Miranda K. Hawkins received the Five Star Investment Professional Award for 2021, which recognizes service professionals in the estate planning, taxation and insurance fields across the United States and Canada. This awards goes to those who show a commitment to clients, demonstrate strong industry credentials and have been evaluated on the quality of their practice.
Miranda K. Hawkins and Jennifer A. Gordon co-authored an article for The 1891 blog of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association about the new remote notarization rules and their impact on estate planning during the pandemic.
Miranda K. Hawkins received an "AV" peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which means that she was deemed to have preeminent legal ability and very high professional ethics.
Susan B. Goddard and Miranda K. Hawkins were named among the 2018 “Women Leaders” in the law by The American Lawyer Magazine featuring women lawyers who earned the Martindale Hubbell “AV” Preeminent Peer Review Rating.
Miranda K. Hawkins was nominated by her peers and elected by the Board of Directors as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Membership as a Fellow is limited to 1% of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction and to lawyers who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the legal profession.
Susan B. Goddard was selected by her peers to the Colorado Super Lawyers list as one of the top 5% of attorneys practicing estate planning and probate in Colorado in 2021 as published in 5280 magazine.
Susan B. Goddard received the Philanthropic Award from the Denver Foundation.
Miranda K. Hawkins served as the President of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) for 2020-2021, and will continue to serve as the Immediate Past President for 2021-2022. The CWBA is the largest diversity bar association in Colorado and is one of the biggest and most influential women’s bar associations in the country. The CWBA’s mission is to promote women in the legal profession and the interests of women and children generally.
Miranda K. Hawkins was selected by her peers to the Colorado Super Lawyers list as one of the top 5% of attorneys practicing estate planning and probate in Colorado in 2021 as published in 5280 magazine.
Jennifer A. Gordon has become an associate attorney with the firm.
Compassion... Communication... Confidence. These qualities are the hallmarks of our firm. Undoubtedly, as you strive to determine whom you will trust with your estate, your family and your future, you need to know that you are relating to a firm that shares a commitment to your best interests.
For 30 years, we provided the finest estate planning and probate services for our clients as Goddard & Goddard, P.C. Now, as Goddard Hawkins we will continue to focus upon carefully listening to your needs, desires and hopes about protecting, preserving and distributing your assets at the appropriate moment in time.
This approach to working with our clients has resulted in our reputation for establishing and maintaining long-term relationships. Serving our client families through many generations has been an important factor in our success.
Family situations and assets can change over time, but by working with Goddard Hawkins you will have planned in the best way possible for the people and things you value the most.