Attorney Bio

Carey Stark Carey Stark, Esq.

Carey grew up in Colorado Springs and has practiced solely in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration and wealth transfer planning since receiving her law degree over a decade ago.  During law school Carey clerked in the Trusts & Estates department of one of the nation’s largest non-profit organizations.  Prior to starting her own solo practice, Carey was an associate in the Trusts & Estates Departments of two large law firms:  Rider, Bennett in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and most recently, Holland & Hart LLP in Colorado Springs.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997
  • Colorado College, B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1997
  • Colorado, 1999

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Colorado Springs Estate Planning Council (pending admittance)

Honors and Distinctions

  • “40 Achievers Under 40,” Colorado Springs Business Journal, 2000
  • “Friends of Education Award,” Cheyenne Mountain School District 12, 2008

Community Involvement

  • Kids On Bikes, Inc., Founding Board Member and Current Vice-President, 2005 – Present
  • Cheyenne Mountain School District 12, Accountability, Advisory and Accreditation Committee, Vice-Chairperson, 2006-2008
  • Newborn Hope Inc, Chairperson of Hostess Committee, 2008 and 2009
  • Memorial Health System Foundation Planned Giving Committee, Chairperson, 2005 – 2008
  • Women’s Foundation of Colorado Planned Giving Committee, 1999 – 2001
  • TESSA, Board Member, 1999-2001

Speaking Engagements

  • “Conservation Easements,” Colorado Springs Business Symposium, September 2005
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Planning Your Estate,”  Strategic Financial Partners, May 2005
  • “The Nuts and Bolts of Planning Your Estate,” American Century Investments, August 2000

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