Law Offices of Ronald W. Rutz
Fort Collins, Colorado


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2625 Redwing Road, Suite 180
Fort Collins, Colorado 80526
Tel: 970.223.8388
Fax: 970.226.6755
e-mail: rutz@ronaldrutz.com

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Our goal is to serve our clients by helping them understand and navigate the confusing world of "legalese" as it pertains to their goals. The most important thing you can do for your loved ones is to put the appropriate legal documents in place to organize your affairs in advance.

Specializing In:
  • Estate Planning: By drafting the legal documents appropriate for your individual situation, we can help you protect your assets, plan for the future, and ensure that your wishes are followed if you are incapacitated or die. These documents include: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives.
  • Elder Law: We can answer questions about gift tax issues and nursing home eligibility. Additionally, we can assess your situation and structure your documents to minimize estate taxes.
  • Probate: We work with personal representatives and families to assist with estate administration, court filings, inventories and accountings.
  • Business Entities: We can assist in the formation of corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs), as well as perform routine and special filings that pertain to such entities.
  • Real Estate: We are involved in real estate transactions at many levels. We can review closing documents, assist with purchasing and selling, and draft and review leases and contracts.
  • Farm & Ranch Issues: We work on water and mineral rights, easements, and boundary disputes.
Attorney Profile:

Ronald W. Rutz has been practicing law for over thirty years. Born in Greeley, Colorado, and raised on a farm north of Windsor, Mr. Rutz attended Colorado State University as an undergrad, majoring in business. He then ventured to New York University to obtain his J.D. and has been practicing law ever since. His travels took him to Alabama and Hawaii, and finally led him full circle when he established himself in Fort Collins in 1976 to remain loyal to the local farming community. Attorney Rutz is licensed in both Colorado and Hawaii and has taught collegiate courses at the University of Alabama Law School, Colorado State University, and Aimes Community College. Additionally, he has gained quite a following writing columns for the Senior Voice and Fort Collins Coloradoan (see our Archives for articles) on many topics including: estate and tax planning, farm and ranch issues, water law, business matters, gold prospecting, and everything in between. Please give us a call today to see how we can help you get your legal affairs in order.


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