Charles C. Spence

Charles Spence - Maynes, Bradford, Shipps, Sheftel LLP

Charles Spence is a partner in the law firm of Maynes, Bradford, Shipps & Sheftel, LLP. He practices in the areas of estates and trusts, elder law, business planning, and tax. Mr. Spence holds an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell (AV® Preeminent™ Rating is the highest rating available). Mr. Spence has also received a Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion award of “Platinum” based on client review ratings (“Platinum” is the highest client rating available). He is certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc. The Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., is an attorney-run affiliate of the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, and it is the only American Bar Association-accredited program for certification of an attorney as a specialist in estate planning law.

Education

  • University of Denver Graduate Tax Program, LL.M. in Taxation
  • University of Tulsa, College of Law, J.D., with honor
  • Austin College, B.A. in Business Administration

Associations and Honors

  • Board Member, Tax Section Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association
  • Past Board Member, Trusts and Estates Section Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association,
  • Past Director, Real Property Trusts & Estates Section, New Mexico State Bar
  • Past Board Member and Treasurer, Elder Law Section Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association
  • Past Director and Officer, Elder Law Section, New Mexico State Bar
  • Past Director and Officer, Business Law Section, New Mexico State Bar
  • Member, Legal Regulation Committee, Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation
  • Member, Probate Rules and Forms Committee, Colorado Supreme Court
  • Past Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Colorado Supreme Court, Office of Attorney Regulation
  • Past Board Member, Colorado Bar Association Executive Council
  • Past Vice-President, Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors – 6th Judicial District
  • Past President, Southwest Colorado Bar Association
  • Graduate, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program
  • Fellow Emeritus, Colorado Bar Foundation
  • Past President, Eastern Idaho Estate Planning Council
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • Designated as an Accredited Estate Planner® by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist (EPLS) by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.
  • Board Member, Durango Chamber of Commerce, (Past Board President)

Admitted to Practice

Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming