Susan B. Goddard has been practicing law since 1982. She focuses on estate planning and administration with an emphasis on taxes and formation of family limited partnerships. Susan has been named as a Colorado Super Lawyer in the area of estate planning and probate as published in 5280 Magazine in 2006 through 2020. Susan is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Susan has been recognized as a 2012 and 2013 Five Star Wealth Manager and as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates.
Susan has co-authored the "Business Interests" chapter in the Colorado Estate Planning Handbook
in 1989 and 1995. She lectures for continuing legal education seminars on tax and estate planning.
During the course of her practice, Susan has been the Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Tax Section of the Colorado Bar Association. She is also a past board member of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and a past member of Leadership Denver.
Susan has served on numerous Boards of Directors, including the Girl Scouts, East High School Speech and Debate, Cableland Home Foundation, and SafeHouse for Battered Women. In 2005, Susan received the Girl Scout Women of Distinction award. In 2015, Susan received the Philanthropic Award from the Denver Foundation.
Susan received a J.D., cum laude, from Loyola of Los Angeles Law School in 1982. She received a B.A. from the University of Oregon in 1972.
Miranda K. Hawkins has been practicing law since 1999. Miranda provides practical legal advice and counseling to families and individuals in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate, and estate and gift tax planning. Miranda advises a wide variety of clients, including individuals and families who want to plan for their children and families who need more sophisticated estate and gift tax planning advice.
Early in her career, Miranda practiced in the areas of fiduciary liability litigation, ERISA, and employee benefits. Miranda also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Timothy L. Fasing of the Arapahoe County District Court in 1999-2000.
Jennifer A. Gordon focuses her practice on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and probate. Jennifer works in partnership with individuals and families to determine their estate planning goals and develop the right estate plan for their future and for their family. She also assists clients with the administration of a friend or family member’s estate, working to make a difficult process easier.
Colorado Bar Association, Member
Denver Bar Association, Member
Colorado Women's Bar Association, Member
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1998
Kate Kostolansky graduated in 2013 from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Health and Business Administration. Following graduation, she worked at Boston Children’s Hospital in Administration and then at Cambridge Associates where she was introduced to business law. After relocating to Denver, Kate met Susan and Miranda and joined Goddard Hawkins as their Office Manager in 2018. Susan, Miranda, and Jennifer have since trained Kate in legal work, leading to her promotion to Paralegal in late 2019. She looks forward to her future at the firm.