Susan M. Corle
Firm: Williams, Turner & Holmes, P.C.
Address: 200 North 6th Street, Suite 103
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Membership: Mesa County (President, 2002-2003) and The Colorado Bar Associations; American Health Lawyers Association.
University: Carleton College, B.A., Romance Languages, summa cum laude, 1979, University of Colorado, J.D., 1983
Admitted: 1983, Colorado; 1983, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Biography: Susan Corle serves as general counsel for many local businesses. She helps clients choose and create the most effective structures for their businesses. She assists with the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, buy-sell agreements, and other corporate and business documents. Susan has handled many business purchase transactions, representing buyers and sellers in the acquisition or sale of operating businesses. Her clients also rely upon Susan's guidance with respect to employment law questions. Susan counts many local health care practices among her business clientele, and provides legal advice about the complex regulatory environment for these businesses. For many years, Susan has spoken to "The Leading Edge" classes course offered by the Grand Junction Business Incubator Center, discussing the types of business entities available to small businesses and the factors involved in selecting the appropriate entity. Susan also helps businesses design, implement, and operate retirement, cafeteria, and other employee benefit plans, as well as non qualified deferred compensation arrangements for key employees. Susan's clients in the employee benefits field have included private companies, local governments, and tax exempt organizations. And as if the federal tax code provisions on employee benefits did not provide sufficient challenge, Susan's practice also includes estate planning and estate administration. She advises clients on estate planning - including planning for estate taxes - for small and larger estates. After working with the client, the client's financial advisor and accountant, to design a plan, Susan prepares customized wills, trusts, powers of attorney, beneficiary forms, and related documents to provide for incapacity and disposition of property during lifetime and after death. Susan currently serves on the board of directors of the Grand Junction Business Incubator Center and on the Planned Giving Council associated with Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado. In past years, her community involvement has included service on the boards of directors for Western Slope Center for Children (president, 2001 and 2002); St. Mary's Hospital Development Foundation; and Mesa County Bar Association (president, 2002-2003). Susan is a member of the Mesa County and Colorado Bar Associations and the American Health Lawyers Association. She is admitted to practice in Colorado and in the U.S. District Court for Colorado. She received her law degree from the University of Colorado in 1983, and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. Susan majored in Romance Languages at Carleton College, where she received a bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude in 1979. Susan is a native Coloradan, born in Denver. She and husband, Greg, moved to Grand Junction after law school for the quality of life and outdoor opportunities. They have two sons, Sam and Nathan. As a family, they spend their free time enjoying the famous natural beauty and great outdoors of Western Colorado. She also bakes a mean apple pie and can identify most of the wildflowers found in this region.