Fort Collins Probate and Trust Attorney | Colorado Estate Planning Lawyer

Fort Collins estate, probate and trust attorney, Peter Scott’s practice focuses on estate, trust and tax planning, business planning, business succession planning, wealth preservation and complex tax matters. Mr. Scott’s proven track record as an estate, trust and probate lawyer emanates from an array of clients he has advised across Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. Mr. Scott has been rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings. For more information about the ratings, please visit

Mr. Scott received his law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, where he also received his Masters of Laws in Taxation. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Mr. Scott has also completed multi-year postdoctoral programs with the Esperti Peterson Institute with a concentration in wealth preservation and holds the designation of Advanced Wealth Strategist and is a Fellow of the Esperti Peterson Institute and the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University. He has also earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner®.

Mr. Scott has over 40 years of experience advising individuals, families, and business owners on tax law matters with a focus on estate, business, wealth preservation and tax planning. He is a nationally-known speaker, author, and educator. Mr. Scott has taught estate planning, wealth preservation, tax and business classes and courses at Metropolitan State University, Front Range Community College, the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University, the Academy of Multidisciplinary Practice in Sarasota, Florida, the Wealth Management Certificate Program of the Investment Management Consultants Association, the Business Enterprise Institute, the American Society of Women Accountants, the National Business Institute, National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys and others. He also taught numerous continuing education classes in estate planning, wealth preservation, tax and business succession for lawyers, CPAs, Certified Financial Planners ™ and insurance professionals. Mr. Scott has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law.

Mr. Scott has participated in five books on estate planning, wealth preservation, taxation and business succession. He is coauthor of “Estate Planning and Taxation in Colorado,” published by Bradford Publishing and a contributing author of, “Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning,” published by Quantum Press, “Your Legacy; Meaningful Estate Planning” published in 2008, and “The Complete Guide to Estate and Financial Planning in Turbulent Times,” published in 2010. He is an editor and contributing author to “Being in Business is a Funny Thing – Getting Out is Not! A Business Owner’s Guide to Growing & Transitioning the Business,” published in 2011 by Collaborative Press.

Admitted to practice before all courts in the State of Colorado, he is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Wealth Counsel, and the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, along with the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Northern Colorado Estate Planning Council, and the Financial Planning Association.

Mr. Scott has been a practiced lawyer representing clients in Northern Colorado for 16 years. His office is located in CP2’s Fort Collins office.

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