Bernie's Biography

Bernard H. Greenberg

Bernard H. Greenberg, a native of Denver, Colorado, is a lawyer in his 46th year of legal practice. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado, before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit of the United States, and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Greenberg is a partner in the firm of Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C. located in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Mr. Greenberg received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law.  Prior to his joining Kokish & Goldmanis, Mr. Greenberg headed his own law firm, B. H. Greenberg & Associates Prior to that firm he was a partner with the law firm of Gordon, Tauger & Radetsky, a partner with the law firm of Greenberg & Guttenberg, and a member of the firm of Esperti, Elrod & Wills. Mr. Greenberg has been a member for over thirty years of the Denver Bar Association, Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association and American Bar Association. He has served on numerous sections and committees for these bar associations, and he is currently a member of the Section on Trust and Estates of the Colorado Bar Association and chairs the Mentoring Committee for the Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association and was responsible for the creation of an accredited mentoring program for the Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association.

Mr. Greenberg presently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Mentoring Committee of the Douglas Elbert Bar Association which created a mentoring program for lawyers approved by the Colorado Supreme Court. He has held an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for more than 27 years and has also received the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been named a top estate planning lawyer by the Denver Post and Wall Street Journal. He has also been named a 5 Star Estate Planning Attorney and 5 Star Wealth Advisor by 5280 and CoBiz Magazines and a Top Estate Planning Attorney by the Denver Post, Wall Street Journal and American Lawyer Magazine.

Mr. Greenberg is active in the community, and he lectures frequently to a variety of industries, professional groups and general consumers on the subjects of business and estate planning. He authors regular columns on financial and estate planning topics in two regional newspapers, The Highlander and The Douglas County News Press. He has published articles in the Colorado Association of Life Underwriters Journal, The Douglas County News Press; The Highlands Ranch Herald; The Highlands Ranch Register, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, Lakewood Magazine, Senior Edition, MDRT Magazine, Life Notes and Special People of the World, (a publication for persons who have suffered catastrophic loss). He has also authored a book on estate planning entitled: LIFE PLANNING - A Loving Approach to Estate Planning. Mr. Greenberg also teaches a course for the Colorado Bar Association CLE program on Social Media for Lawyers.

Mr. Greenberg is active in the charitable community and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National MS Society, Colorado Chapter; the Speaker's Bureau and Chairman of the Special Events Committee of the National MS Society’s Colorado Chapter; chairman of the Planned Giving Committee of the National MS Society, Colorado Chapter; a member of the Planned Giving Committee of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation; and as a member of the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Colorado. He was honored with the 1995 MS Achievement Award by the National MS Society, Colorado Chapter for his accomplishments in the fight against multiple sclerosis. He has also served as a member of the Shared Decision Council for Northridge Elementary School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Mr. Greenberg also advises charitable organizations and clients about structuring charitable gifts for estate and tax planning purposes. Mr. Greenberg also founded and is the former director of the Highlands Ranch Cycling Club, one of the largest cycling clubs in Colorado.

Mr. Greenberg is the editor and publisher of The Client Update Letter, Life Planning, and The Advisor Update Letter, tax, estate, and business planning newsletters for clients, professionals and business people. Click here to read several articles that Mr. Greenberg has published. You can also read our latest article on our blog by clicking here:

In addition to authoring numerous articles on business and estate planning, he teaches courses for continuing education credit on these subjects. Mr. Greenberg has appeared regularly on a national radio show on financial and estate planning, called "Financial Forum." The show was broadcast to the entire North-American continent.

Mr. Greenberg is a member of the DENVER ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ESTATE PLANNERS, THE COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION’S SECTION ON TRUSTS AND TRUST LAW, and a member of several estate and tax planning study groups. He was a featured speaker at the 1988 Million Dollar Round Table Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Greenberg is the founder of THE AMERICAN LIFE PLANNING INSTITUTE, an organization which designs and presents seminars and publications designed to explain the Life Planning approach to business and estate planning.