Hawkins Gordon - Creating a Legacy that Lasts
We are excited to announce a new partner and a new name! Effective January 1, 2023, Jennifer A. Gordon became a partner, and the firm name is now Hawkins Gordon.
As a firm, we share the same central philosophy as our estate planning clients: the desire to leave a legacy that lasts. This value has its roots in the founding of Goddard & Goddard in 1987 by retired twin sisters, Susan B. Goddard and Jo Anna Goddard. Miranda K. Hawkins fully invested in the firm's values when she joined the firm in 2007, and the firm name later changed to Goddard Hawkins. Now, it is our privilege to continue to serve our clients as Hawkins Gordon.
- Estate planning, including wills, trusts for children, trusts for spouses, and revocable trusts
- Living wills, medical and financial powers of attorney, and burial instructions
- Recommendations for ways to reduce federal estate taxes and gift taxes
- Coordination of beneficiary designations for life insurance policies and retirement plan benefits
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Awards & Accolades
Miranda K. Hawkins was appointed to serve as an administrator of the Denver Bar Association Waterman Fund charitable trust.
Hawkins Gordon has been included in the Best Law Firms® 2024 edition for our work in Trusts and Estates, as a Colorado Tier 2 firm.
Miranda K. Hawkins was named by her peers as one of the 2024 Best Lawyers in America and was ranked among the top 5% of attorneys nationwide for her work in trusts and estates.
For the sixth year in a row, Miranda K. Hawkins was selected by her peers to the Colorado Super Lawyers list as one of the top 5% of attorneys practicing estate planning and probate in Colorado in 2023 as published in 5280 magazine.
Miranda K. Hawkins participated in the panel discussion, Sparking and Sustaining the Philanthropic Conversation, for The Denver Foundation Fall Workshop on October 27, 2022.
On October 26, 2023, Miranda K. Hawkins participated in a panel discussion at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law about Women Owned Law Firms and Women in the Law.
Anne M. Zogg joined the firm as an associate attorney.
Madeline N. LeGrange joined the firm as an associate attorney.
For the fourth year in a row, Miranda K. Hawkins received the Five Star Investment Professional Award for 2023, which recognizes service professionals in the estate planning, taxation and insurance fields across the United States and Canada. This awards goes to those who show a commitment to clients, demonstrate strong industry credentials and have been evaluated on the quality of their practice.
Miranda K. Hawkins and Jennifer A. Gordon co-authored an article for The 1891 blog of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association about the new remote notarization rules and their impact on estate planning during the pandemic.
Miranda K. Hawkins received an "AV" peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which means that she was deemed to have preeminent legal ability and very high professional ethics.
Miranda K. Hawkins served as the President of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) for 2020-2021. The CWBA is the largest diversity bar association in Colorado and is one of the biggest and most influential women’s bar associations in the country. The CWBA’s mission is to promote women in the legal profession and the interests of women and children generally.
Jennifer A. Gordon has become a Partner with the firm.
Compassion... Communication... Confidence. These qualities are the hallmarks of our firm. Undoubtedly, as you strive to determine whom you will trust with your estate, your family and your future, you need to know that you are relating to a firm that shares a commitment to your best interests.
For over 30 years, we provided the finest estate planning and probate services for our clients as Goddard & Goddard, P.C. and Goddard & Hawkins, P.C. Now, as Hawkins Gordon we will continue to focus upon carefully listening to your needs, desires and hopes about protecting, preserving and distributing your assets at the appropriate moment in time.
This approach to working with our clients has resulted in our reputation for establishing and maintaining long-term relationships. Serving our client families through many generations has been an important factor in our success.
Family situations and assets can change over time, but by working with Hawkins Gordon you will have planned in the best way possible for the people and things you value the most.