Marc A. Chorney earned his Master of Laws (LL.M. in Taxation) from the University of Denver in 1979, his Juris Doctor (with honors) from Gonzaga University in 1978, and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from the University of Colorado in 1975.
Mr. Chorney is a Fellow and past- Regent of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC") and is a former Chair of ACTEC’s Communications Committee. He is also a member of ACTEC’s Business Planning and Asset Protection Committees. He is a former Editor of the American Bar Association’S REAL PROPERTY, TRUST AND ESTATE JOURNAL, and former Chief Editor of the ACTEC LAW JOURNAL.
Mr. Chorney was selected as the BEST LAWYER’S 2010 Denver Area Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" and the BEST LAWYER’S 2014 Denver Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year." He is also a Colorado Super Lawyer. The focus of Mr. Chorney's practice is estate planning and estate and trust administration. His practice includes estate and trust administration, and the preparation of wills, trusts, and other devices that may be employed for the purpose of wealth preservation and tax savings.
Mr. Chorney's practice encompasses income taxation and business planning matters which arise in conjunction with a trust and estates practice. He serves as an expert witness and consulting expert in connection with trust interests in marital dissolutions and has written a book and published several articles on the topic. He is also experienced with marital agreements and has written and lectured on the topic.
Mr. Chorney has served as an adjunct law professor at the University of Denver College of Law and the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program. He has served as an instructor for the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program Legal Education and CPA Education Department (having taught courses there for over twenty years on natural resources taxation, generation-skipping transfer tax, and various estate planning techniques and topics). He has also served as an instructor for the prestigious University of Miami Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Kansas, South Dakota, and the Wyoming Societies of CPAs and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He has also spoken on several occasions at ACTEC regional and national meetings.