Bridget K. Sullivan - Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Bridget K. Sullivan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Representative Matters

  • Represents numerous clients on all aspects of estate and family wealth planning, including sophisticated wealth transfer strategies and integration of those strategies with personal, business and tax goals.
  • Advises business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals on tax and estate planning strategies, including family gifting strategies, charitable giving techniques and business succession planning.
  • Designs estate plans to transfer wealth to client's children and grandchildren in ways which minimize gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
  • Advises clients in the matters of estate administration, trust administration, and handles trust and estate litigation matters in probate court, Colorado Court of Appeals, and Colorado Supreme Court.
  • Has prepared hundreds of prenuptial agreements and post-marital agreements.



Professional Activities

  • Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court for the State of Colorado, the United States Tax Court, and all Colorado Courts
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association and American Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section; Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)



Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, Professional Education Broadcast Network, national seminars: "Prenuptial Agreements and Estate Planning"
  • Moderator, Professional Education Broadcast Network, national seminars: (1) "Ethical Issues for Estate Planners," (2) "Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Families," and (3) "HIPAA Implications for Estate Planning"
  • Speaker, Professional Firm Alliance CLE Seminar: "Sophisticated Estate Planning: Two Case Studies"
  • Speaker, CLE International, Denver, Colorado: "Pre-Marital Agreement Case Study: You Be the Judge"
  • Co-Author, "Divorce Considerations Relevant to an Estate Planning Practice," Colorado Lawyer, Feb., 2000




  • Juris Doctor, Yale Law School, 1990
  • Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Regis College, 1987



Honors and Awards

  • Named among Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates
  • Listed in Colorado Super Lawyers, 2009-present



Previous Experience

  • Law Clerk to Honorable Ernest C. Torres, United States District Court, District of Rhode Island, 1990 - 1991

Regis UniversityBA 1987Yale UniversityJ.D. 1990

Office Location

633 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3000
Denver, CO 80202-3624
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law
Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Fiduciary Duties, Gift Planning, Litigation, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Probate, Succession Planning, Tax, Trust Administration)

Other Information

Gender: Female