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Diedre Wachbrit Braverman

Managing Attorney
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Phone: (303) 800-1588
Fax: (303) 479-8408

507 Canyon Blvd #203
Boulder, Colorado 80302

JLD Badge  Diedre Braverman, founding partner of Braverman Law Group, LLC, stands as a beacon of expertise for families seeking comprehensive estate planning solutions tailored to their unique needs.

A proud graduate of Stanford Law School, Diedre masterfully combines elite educational foundations with real-world experience to cater to both high net worth families and those with special needs loved ones.

High net worth families face the unique challenge of ensuring their assets are both protected and effectively transferred across generations, while simultaneously navigating a complex tax landscape. Diedre's depth in advanced estate planning is evident in her talks like "Structuring Trust Protector Provisions: Protectors' Powers and Duties, Trustee Oversight, Tax and Fiduciary Risks," presented to fellow estate planning attorneys through Strafford. Further highlighting her expertise is her insightful presentation at the 2023 Aging at Altitude Conference, an event addressing the challenges and opportunities that come with age, where Diedre provided user-friendly guidance on estate strategies tailored for modern families.

Complementing her prowess in wealth preservation is Diedre's deep-seated understanding of special needs planning-a journey sparked by her personal commitment to securing a bright future for her brother with severe autism. This intimate knowledge ensures that families with special needs loved ones receive compassionate, tailored strategies designed to safeguard their well-being and ensure access to vital resources and benefits.

Diedre's published works, including 'The Family Asset Protection Survival Guide' and 'Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration', further illuminate her dual expertise, ensuring that families, whether focused on wealth preservation or special needs planning, find an unparalleled advocate in her.

With Braverman Law Group, LLC, clients receive more than just legal counsel; they gain a partner dedicated to safeguarding their future, their legacy, and the well-being of those they hold dear. Every consultation, strategy, and document is a testament to Diedre's unwavering commitment to excellence.

Education

J.D., Stanford Law School, 1997
Law Journal: Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance, Chair

B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1994
Honors: summa cum laude Honors: First in Class

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Colorado
California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of Colorado

Colorado Bar Association

State Bar of California

Boulder County Bar Association

National Association of Elder Law Attorneys

National Association of Divorce Professions, Special Needs Planning Chapter

Wealth Counsel

Elder Counsel

Stanford Alumni Association

University of California, Irvine Alumni Association

The United States District Court for the Central District of California

The United States District Court for the District of Colorado

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Published Works
  • Contributing author to The Widower's Jorney: Helping Men Rebuild Their Lives After Loss (format it as a book) by Herb Knoll (2017)
  • Special Needs Trusts: Planning, Drafting, and Administration (CEB ©2016), co-author
  • The Family Asset Protection Survival Guide (Braverman Law Group, LLC ©2012-2022), author (available by request)
  • The Parents' Guide to Protecting Great Kids (Wachbrit Braverman, PC ©2009), author
  • The Family Business Survival Guide (Wachbrit Braverman, PC ©2010), author
Classes / Seminars
  • Breastfeeding and the Law, La Leche League National Conference, Washington D.C. (2005)
  • Tax Strategies and Estate Planning for New Residents of California, Amgen (2006)
  • Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid, Rotary International, Boulder, CO Chapter (2021)
  • Special Needs Planning in Divorce, National Association of Divorce Professionals, Special Needs Chapter (2022)
  • "Revocable Living Trusts, Wills & Beyond: Trust Us, There's More", Boulder County Senior Law Day, Longmont Senior Center, Longmont, CO (2023)
Teaching to Lawyers (Selected Courses)
Honors and Awards
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine
Recent Leadership Positions
Past Employment Positions
  • McKinsey & Company, Senior Associate
  • Sullivan & Cromwell, Associate
  • Kirkland & Ellis, Associate
Honor Societies
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Eta Sigma Phi
Types of Videochat
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
Media Appearances
  • The Widower's Journey Podcast Episode 38 "A Widower's Estate Planning: An Interview with Estate Planning Expert, Diedre Braverman" (April 5, 2023)
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Client Reviews
★★★★★
When my husband died, I felt I needed to honor him for his children and friends. Working through the plans was healthy because I've been a planner professionally. My daughter is not a planner and I know she would not find those endless tasks therapeutic like I did. So I've created a very specific estate plan with Diedre Braverman's counsel, detailed guidance, and support. Now I feel relief knowing that my death will not derail my daughter's life. Barbara J. M.
★★★★★
Diedre took the time to go beyond our initial assumptions and explained how we can benefit from strategies no one had explained to us before. Kathy
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Diedre created a will, living trust, and special needs trust for us. She was very responsive and clear in her answers whenever we had questions. On issues, she provided excellent counsel. Her work product is outstanding in every way including its presentation, organization, completeness, and efficacy. We wholeheartedly recommend her. Daryl
★★★★★
We needed healthcare and financial planning documents in a hurry due to a medical situation. Not only did Diedre handle our situation with sensitivity and care, she exceeded our timing expectations. We have already recommended her to friends. James
★★★★★
Diedre was exceptional. Guided us through our estate planning with knowledge and patience. Her advice and guidance was insightful and calming. Melanie was amazing support. The whole experience was very rewarding and hugely professional. Debbie V.
★★★★★
Diedre and her staff were professional, incredibly efficient and competent. I was able to get my advance directives and will done expeditiously. I can rest assured that should I need any legal assistance Diedre and her staff will respond. As a medical professional I would highly recommend Braverman Law Group. Jennifer J.
★★★★★
It has been such an absolute gift working with Diedre, Bennett, Melanie and the Braverman Law Group. The level of knowledge and insight they all have, made the entire process of Estate Planning seamless for my entire family. My experience was superior, both in terms of legal expertise as well as in regards to the kindness and dedication they have provided every step of the way. Highly recommend! Heidi J.
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I loved working with Diedre and Melanie! They are extremely professional and kind. They took the time to help me understand every step of the way! They are so smart in figuring out ways to customize my Living Trust and personalize it just for my needs. Highly recommended! Abbey V. H.
★★★★★
Diedre Braverman was a pleasure to work with. She took all the legal mumbo-jumbo of a trust and will and explained what I did not understand. The office run by Melanie, is always ready with whatever your expecting to see or pick up and they are really organized. It was a pleasure to work with both of them! Pete N.