Attorney W.B. Moore
I started practicing Business Law and Estate Planning in Beverly Hills, even before I graduated from law school at UCLA in 1982. I worked with Hollywood types, many of whose names you would know, and developed a specialty in tax law.
In 1983 I moved to New York to work with one of the large law firms on Wall Street. My practice was cutting-edge tax and estate planning and it was a lot of fun. There’s nothing better than solving difficult tax and business problems that help your clients to better serve their customers. And I practiced at the high end of estate planning, working for any number of wealthy clients even including (literally) heirs to the Rockefeller fortune. It was great for the ego, but not for the family. I had a great practice and a wife and five kids I never saw. So, in 1994 we simplified our lives and moved to Champaign, Illinois, a college town much like Fort Collins.
In Champaign, I taught for two years as a full-time Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. I loved teaching but my New York clients kept sending me work. So, I decided to leave the full-time Professor position but stay in Champaign while working for those clients and building a local practice. It was the best of both worlds. I had a very sophisticated business law and estate planning practice for wealthy clients who could pay for me to keep current with the latest ideas for complex situations. And then I could bring that perspective to local clients, which they greatly appreciated. I was also able to continue teaching. I taught “Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship” for about 15 semesters in the U of I’s Graduate School of Engineering and helped a number of students and professors found and fund businesses to commercialize their research.
Then in 2009 life took a difficult turn when I suffered a spinal cord injury. I had to end my practice while beginning a 10-plus year journey of surgeries, rehab, exercise, and rest. I did not expect to ever work again. To make things easier, my wife and I moved to Fort Collins in November 2017, to be near grandkids and continue my recovery.
And those efforts have paid off. While I still have mobility issues, I am able to practice again. I handled a number of projects from home during 2019 and opened an office in February 2020.
Give me a call. Let’s see what you need and see if I can give you peace of mind about your family, financial, and business law concerns.
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