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  • Hellerich, Thomas E.

    Thomas E. HellerichMr. Hellerich's present areas of practice are: estate planning, wills, all forms of trusts, trusts and probate, estate administration, estate litigation, power of attorney, medical power of attorney, guardianship and conservatorships, real estate and zoning, and business and corporate law including formation of new business entities, corporations, limited liability companies and all forms of partnerships. He has extensive experience in estate planning, complex business, contract and probate litigation.

  • Mr. Hellerich obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska in 1969. He graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Law and obtained his J.D. Degree in 1973. He is presently a member of the Colorado State Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, the Weld County Bar Association, and the Wyoming State Bar Association. Mr. Hellerich is the past president of the Weld County Bar Association and served on the Board of Governors for the Colorado State Bar Association. He is presently a member of the Real Estate Section, Probate and Trust Section, and Business Law Section of the Colorado State Bar Association and is a member of the Northern Colorado Estate Planning Counsel. Mr. Hellerich is also a Past Director for the Greeley Chamber of Commerce.

  • Hughes, William W.

  • William W. HughesMr. Hughes obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1972, with certification as a teacher at the secondary level. He obtained his Master of Arts Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 1975. In 1983, he graduated from Whittier School College of Law in Los Angeles, California with his Juris Doctor Degree. While in law school, Mr. Hughes was honored with two American Jurisprudence awards. He has had an office in Weld County, Colorado since 1984 while practicing law throughout Colorado. He is a present member of the Weld County Bar Association, Colorado State Bar Association, and is the Past President of the Kiwanis Club of the Rockies.

  • Mr. Hughes has a general civil practice emphasizing estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, estate administration, medical and general powers of attorney, guardianships, conservatorships, real estate including contracts, litigation, and foreclosures, bankruptcy, domestic relations, and formation and representation of business entities including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships.

  • Winters, Jerry D.

  • Jerry D. WintersMr. Winters is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law. Mr. Winters served on the Executive Committee of the Tax Section and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado State Bar Association. He is a past member of the Trust and Estate Counsel, and its Estate Planning, the Orange Book Forms Committee, and its Uniform Trust Act Committee. Mr. Winters is a past member of the 19 th Judicial Nominating Committee, and is a present member of the Northern Colorado Estate Planning Counsel. He is a past President of the Weld County Bar Association and served as a Director of Northern Colorado Water Conservatory District from 1995 until August 2014. Mr. Winters' primary areas of practice involve estate planning, wills, trusts, estate and gift taxes, general durable powers of attorney, medical durable powers of attorney, living wills, probate, estate administration, and ancillary probate. He has established estate plans for clients with assets in the multimillion dollar range and has handled extremely complex probate manners. Mr. Winters lectures on estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate. In addition, he concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, corporate, general partnerships, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, contracts, and other areas of business law. He represents several banks and other financial institutions.  Mr. Winters has an AV rating in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in Martindale Hubbell's Preeminent Attorneys of America.

  • Laue, Bradley D.

    Bradley D. LaueMr. Laue graduated form Colorado State University in 1984 and from the University of Nebraska School of Law in 1987. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Weld County Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association, having served on its Young Lawyers' Executive Counsel. Mr. Laue has practiced mainly in the areas of corporate and business law, municipal law, real estate and employment manners, as well as estate planning, landlord/tenant issues and civil litigation.

    Experience in Business, Real Estate, Probate, Oil & Gas and Municipal Law

  • My law practice is focused on all real estate and business related matters, including purchase and sale transactions, foreclosures, business entity organization through dissolution, real estate planning and development, oil & gas issues and lender/creditor rights as related to real estate and commercial loans and transactions. It also emphasizes on estate planning and estate administration (probate) and municipal law.

    I have served as a member of the City of Greeley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and several United Way and Colorado Bar Association Boards. I have also served on the Board of Directors of several other non-profit organizations and various other committees assisting local government in planning and policy formation. I represent numerous non-profit agencies, municipalities, and small and large businesses across a full spectrum of professions.

    I also have extensive experience in probating mineral interests and curing mineral titles. I have represented numerous clients in not only probating their mineral interests across numerous generations but also in assisting them in leasing and in the buying and selling of mineral interests.

  • Andrew J Gerk

    Andrew J GerkAs a native of Northern Colorado, Andy has a strong appreciation for its people and culture.  Andy earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of Colorado Boulder and his Law Degree and Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.

    Andy is licensed to practice law in Colorado, and is a member of the Colorado, Larimer and Weld County Bar Associations.  Andy's primary areas of practice are general civil litigation and all areas of real estate and business transactional law.

    Andy is committed to helping you navigate the legal world of business and would be honored to help you on your path to financial success.

Contact Information

Winters, Hellerich & Hughes, LLC

5401 West 10th Street
Suite 201
Greeley, CO 80634
Telephone: (970) 352-4805 or
(970) 352-7800
Fax: (970) 352-6547
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