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Stefanie M. Deters

Principal

Ms. Deters is the founder of the law firm of Deters Law, LLC, and is committed to assisting clients achieve their estate and wealth transfer goals through purposeful planning.

She enjoys collaborating with her clients’ other advisors, including accountants, investment advisors, insurance professionals and financial planners to achieve optimum estate, tax and financial goals.

Prior to founding Deters Law, LLC, Ms. Deters was an attorney with Goodspeed & Merrill and an associate in the private client services group at Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP (now Bryan Cave).

Ms. Deters resides in Erie, Colorado. When she is not spending time with her husband, son and daughter, she enjoys reading and traveling.

Education

  • B.A. University of Wyoming (2001)
  • J.D. University of Wyoming (2004)
  • LLM Taxation, University of Denver (2005)

Admissions & Associations

  • Colorado Bar (2005)
  • Colorado and Denver Bar Associations
  • Trust and Estate Section of the Colorado Bar
  • Erie Chamber of Commerce
  • Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council

Representative Matters

  • Trust and estate administration of estates valued over $20 million
  • Design and implement estate plans contemplating wealth transfer ranging from $1 million- $200 million

Speaking Engagements

  • “Roth Conversions- To Convert or Not Convert” - Women’s Estate Planning Council, August, 2010.
  • “Estate Tax Update” - Holme Roberts & Owen Annual Accountants Tax Seminar, Denver and Salt Lake City, October, 2010.

Angela C. Herrick

Associate

Prior to joining Deters Law, LLC in 2017, Angela spent over three years in the Family Wealth Planning department at Crestone Capital, assisting with tax research, estate and charitable planning, and corporate law issues for high-net-worth individuals and their families. She previously worked as an Attorney at Reilly Pozner, LLP, where she focused on a civil lawsuit related to the death care industry brought against 45 defendants. Before this, Angela worked as a paralegal and then law clerk at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

Angela is excited to continue working with families and collaborating with clients’ professional teams, including accountants, financial advisors, and insurance professionals to develop personal and comprehensive estate plans.

Angela resides in Denver, Colorado. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. Angela also enjoys running, cycling, yoga, and traveling.

Education

  • B.A. Mercer University (2004)
  • J.D. University of Colorado Law School (2012)

Admissions & Associations

  • Colorado Bar (2012)
  • American, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations
  • Trust and Estate Section of the Colorado Bar
  • Women’s Estate Planning Council, Board Member
  • Junior League of Denver, Leadership Institute Chair

Sarah K. Billington

Paralegal

Sarah is a paralegal at Deters Law, LLC. She has developed a particular expertise in all areas of estate planning and administration, corporate formations and transactions, tax filings, and real estate transactions. She appreciates that the legal field provides her with the opportunity to work with clients to fulfill their goals and secure their futures.

Prior to joining Deters Law, LLC, Sarah was a paralegal at Goodspeed & Merrill, where she assisted attorneys in the firm’s estate planning, corporate, and real estate departments. She previously worked at Baker Law Group, LLC, where she focused on estate planning, probate/estate administration, guardianships, and conservatorships.

Sarah resides in Broomfield, Colorado. She is currently attending CU Boulder, where she is a Political Science major. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, reading, and traveling.

Education

  • A.G.S., Community College of Aurora
  • ABA Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Community College of Aurora