New Leaf Legacy

Colorado Estate Planning and Probate Attorneys

Understanding the technical details of Probate and Estate law is critical, but it isn’t enough. New Leaf Legacy understands that an attorney who doesn’t listen to and understand their clients can’t be fully effective even though they possess all of the analytical and technical skills. Thus, New Leaf Legacy focuses first on the client: what they are saying, what they are feeling, their joys, and their fears. Only after understanding the client do our attorneys bring a wealth of legal experience, ongoing training, and sharp analytical minds to bear in crafting solutions.

Attorneys

Suzy Nelson

Some of Suzy’s earliest memories involve helping people care for each other. As a minister’s daughter, Suzy grew up in an environment where helping others was the center of each day’s work. When she got her law degree, Suzy naturally turned to an area where she could bring both her passion for helping others and her love of technical detail to address real problems in peoples’ lives. Developing innovative, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for the client’s future life and the lives of those they love is Suzy’s way of continuing the tradition in which she was raised.

Understanding the technical details of Probate and Estate law is critical, but it isn’t enough. Suzy understands that an attorney who doesn’t listen to and understand her clients can’t be fully effective even though she possesses all of the analytical and technical skills. Thus, Suzy focuses first on the client: what they are saying, what they are feeling, their joys, and their fears. Only after understanding the client does Suzy bring a wealth of legal experience, her ongoing training, and her sharp analytical mind to bear in crafting solutions.

Suzy graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia Law School and is a licensed attorney in Colorado and Missouri.

A Missouri native, Suzy attended Westminister College, earning a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy with minors in English and French.

After graduation from law school, she worked as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Missouri, Southern District Court of Appeals. She then served as a St. Louis County Assistant Counselor. Moving to Colorado, Suzy joined a law firm specializing in estate planning before founding Suzy Nelson Law, LLC.

CURRENT:

  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Sections of Trust and Estates, Family Law, and Elder Law
  • Denver Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae hiking group Chair, Vice President (2017-2018)
  • Fine Arts Foundation, Colorado – Board Member |  Chair of the Fine Arts Foundation Jubilee fundraiser honoring Sharon Martin (2019)
  • Wellshire Presbyterian Church – Divorce Care leader

PAST:

  • Ladue Chapel (1500-member church) St. Louis – Session member, Education Committee Chair; Chair of the Board of Deacons
  • Lutheran and Children’s Services of Missouri – Auction Chair
  • Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience – Board Vice President

Christopher T. Anderson

Christopher is a really smart guy (no … he did not write this!) He can analyze and pick apart a dense legal argument like nobody’s business, and then in the next breath explain special relativity or space-time to an 8-year-old.

And Christopher has a passion for changing the way Family Law is practiced. He founded New Leaf Family with the dual purpose of: 

·      Working to empower clients to make the best decisions for themselves and their families

·      To make the financial aspect of Family Law more predictable and straightforward for clients

By keeping most decisions in the hands of our clients, Christopher believes they will have more satisfaction with the outcomes, and their families will come through to the next chapter in much better shape.  This is why Christopher is building an excellent team to help our clients plan their estates, and to manage them when someone close to them passes on.   By keeping a sharp focus on the families’ goals and aspirations, we can help them stay in charge of the outcomes.

Christopher received his A.B. from Cornell University a really long time ago, when some men had mullets and still took themselves seriously. After Cornell, Christopher went to Georgia, and achieved his J.D.. from the University of Georgia, around the time when you’d hear songs on the radio about things being “ironic” that really aren’t. 

Christopher started his legal career by prosecuting bad guys accused of horrific sex, crimes for the Bronx District Attorney’s office, and the courtroom became his second home.  

Over the years he has practiced in several different areas, handling matters as diverse as nasty divorces and custody battles to serving as general counsel to tech companies to representing pilots in licensing issues.In addition to being a scary trial lawyer when called upon to whip out those skills, Christopher also has developed a habit of being invited to give talks to other lawyers about legal technology and law practice management at big lawyer conferences, and works to help other lawyers across the country to improve their law firms as well. 

Christopher is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Colorado, New York and Georgia. 

Christopher enjoys snow skiing, oenology, quantum mechanics and astrophysics.He is a frequent, if not always enthusiastic, runner.He is conversational in Dutch and roots for the Netherlands during the World Cup. He makes a mean cappuccino and prefers his martinis stirred, not shaken.