Attorney Profile

Local, Trusted Counsel and Advocacy

    I am Allen R. Schwartz, Attorney at Law, a Fort Collins, Colorado, attorney with extensive experience advocating on behalf of my personal and business clients. Whether your legal issue is simple or complex, I am prepared to apply my skills and knowledge to successfully protect your interests.

  • As a Fort Collins bankruptcy law attorney and a Larimer County debt relief attorney, I can assist you in filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, contending with foreclosure and negotiating debt settlements.
  • As a business law attorney, I can assist you with forming or dissolving a business organization, negotiating and drafting business contracts, and buying or selling a business.

    I can also assist with your real estate transactions and other real estate matters as well as your estate planning matters, including drafting of simple and complex wills, trusts, general durable powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney, and living wills.
      I have over 35 years of experience in handling cases involving:

serving the Northern Colorado Community with pride and courtesy

    I am a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law and have been practicing law for more than 35 years. I represent individuals and businesses at all levels of the state and at most levels of the federal court, including the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court District of Colorado, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

    While I offer services in a variety of legal Practice Areas, a substantial portion of my practice is devoted to the areas of Bankruptcy, Business Law, and Estate Planning. Whether it is assisting clients obtain a fresh financial start through a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy proceeding, forming a corporation or limited liability company, or assisting a client with developing an estate plan that serves their needs as well as those of their family, I have the experience and practical knowledge to meet client goals.

    In addition to getting experienced and professional representation, my clients are treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect. My legal assistant, Lyndsy Doyle, shares in my commitment to delivering superior client service. Together, Ms. Doyle and I maintain a friendly, personable environment while simultaneously serving the needs of clients in an efficient and a cost-effective manner.

Bar Admissions

Colorado, 1976

U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1976

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1982


University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado

J.D. - 1976

Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards for Bankruptcy and Debtors'/Creditors' Rights

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

B.A. - 1973

Honors: Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)

Honors: Dean's List

Major: Psychology

Major: Sociology

Honors and Awards

Honors: Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)

Marquis's Who's Who in American Law, 10th-13th Editions

Who's Who in the West, 27th Edition - current

Who's Who in the World, 17th and 21st Editions

National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004 Edition - current

Strathmore's Who's Who, 2000-2001 and 2004-2005 Editions

Nationwide Register's Who's Who in Executives and Businesses, Millennium Edition

National Directory of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 1994-1995 Edition

Selected by the Editorial Staff of Consumer Business Review in 2000 as "Attorney for the New Millennium" and in 2004 as "Attorney of the Year"

Sertoman of the Year, 1995

Sertoma International Community Achievement Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Community Service, 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

Colorado Bar Association, Business Section

Colorado Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

Colorado Bar Association, Real Estate Section

Colorado Bar Association, Trusts & Estates Section

Larimer County Bar Association

Sertoma International

High Plains District, District Governor, 1996 - 1998

Overland Sertoma, President, 1991 - 1992

Past Employment Positions

Nelson, Reid & Schwartz, Partner, Managing Partner, 1991 - 1996

Nelson & Schwartz, Managing Partner, 1983 - 1991

Dean, Martin & Schwartz, Partner, Managing Partner, 1981 - 1983

Dean, Martin, Mitchell & Schwartz, Partner, Managing Partner, 1979 - 1981

Fischer & Wilmarth, Associate, 1977 - 1979

Hon. Howard Kirshbaum, Denver District Court, Law Clerk, 1976 - 1977

    For an initial consultation and to learn more about your rights, please call 970 493 0456 or contact me by e-mail. I am happy to take the time to review your rights and the legal options available to you. With my experience as Northern Colorado attorney, I am prepared to handle all aspects of your case.

Allen R Schwartz Attorney at Law
  • 215 W. Oak Street, Suite 600 Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Office Phone Number : 970 493 0456
  • Office Fax Number : 970 224 1199
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