Mellow Law PLLC

Representing Individuals and Small Businesses
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Susan Morris Mellow

Susan Morris Mellow

Attorney, Managing Member
(214) 929-3482
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About Mellow Law PLLC

  • Experience

    Susan Morris Mellow has more than twenty years of experience representing individuals and business organizations, with exposure to multiple areas of law. After graduating from SMU School of Law in 1994, Susan joined the law firm of Godwin & Carlton, P.C. in Dallas, Texas where she worked with corporate clients in matters of securities law, contracts, tax-advised structures, and bankruptcy, and with individuals in estate and tax planning matters. Susan later formed her own law practice representing individuals and small businesses in Texas. In 2014, Susan joined Colorado-based akaCRM Inc. as its General Counsel, representing the firm in a wide range of matters including employment and contract matters. In 2018, Susan formed Mellow Law PLLC.

    Admissions & Professional Affiliations

    • Member of the Colorado Bar Association (2014)
    • - Business Law Section
      - Trust & Estate Section
    • Member of the El Paso County Bar Association
    • Member of the State Bar of Texas (1994)
    • - Corporate Counsel Section
      - Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
    • U.S. District Court for the Northen District of Texas (1994)

    Education

    • SMU School of Law, JD 1994
    • Southern Methodist University, BA 1990, History
  • Wills & Estate Planning

    Regardless of the value of a person's assets, a valid will is an essential tool to ensure those assets are distributed in accordance with a client's wishes. A client may:

    • provide for a spouse and children in accordance with client's values and goals
    • arrange for guardianship and care of minor children and/or disabled dependents
    • protect a companion's interests and otherwise provide for a companion in a domestic partnership
    • arrange for succession in a family business
    • provide for a trust to distribute assets to beneficiaries over time and/or under specified cirumstances

    Powers of Attorney

    A power of attorney allows a client to appoint a person to manage the client's financial decisions, health care, and/or conduct other business on the client's behalf.

    In Colorado, a comprehensive General Power of Attorney can be put into place at any time (effective immediately or upon specified conditions, such as incapacity) to allow another to manage one's financial, legal and/or medical affairs. In Texas, one may do the same, but a Health Care Power of Attorney must be a separate document. While a Power of Attorney is often thought of as a document useful for the elderly and incapacitated, Health Care Powers of Attorney in particular are often used in connection with children. For example, a short-term Health Care Power of Attorney might be given to a caregiver of minor children when parents travel. Additionally, an adult child may grant a Health Care Power of Attorney to their parents while they are in college.

    Advanced Directives (Living Wills)

    An advanced directive allows a client to specify how the client wishes to be treated in the event of a catastrophic medical situation when the client is otherwise unable to communicate the client's desires and direct medical care.

  • Entity Selection/Formation

    Mellow Law can help you determine the best entity type for your business and prepare the necessary documents to get your business up and running, which may include:

    • Articles of Incorporation
    • ByLaws
    • Articles of Organization
    • Operating Agreements
    • Certificates of Limited Partnership
    • Partnership Agreements

    Other Business Tranactions and Documents

    • Employment Agreements
    • Buy-Sell Agreements
    • License Agreements
    • Sales Agreements
    • Mergers, Acquisitions and Conversions of Business Entities
    • Preparation or review of contracts (including leases)

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