Theodore Z. Gelt

Theodore Z. Gelt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Denver, CO

Baker & Hostetler LLP
 | 1801 California Street, Suite 4400
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-764-4048
Fax: 303-861-7805
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (50%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%)
Attorney Profile
Theodore Z. Gelt provides expert and innovative guidance for tax, estate, and business planning, and estate and trust administration. In practice since 1975, he has established himself as one of the most respected lawyers in Colorado. He is referenced in The Best Lawyers in America, receiving Lawyer of the Year in 2013 in Denver for Litigation & Controversy -- Tax, and the National Registry of Who's Who. He is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel and a fellow in the College of Tax Lawyers and, since 1976, has taught at the University of Denver College of Law. He has made hundreds of lecture appearances and has published numerous articles. He has served as President of the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and continues to be very involved in many charitable and civic organizations.

About Theodore Gelt

Admitted: 1975, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  • James E. Bye Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent
  • Colorado "Super Lawyer" (2006-present)
  • The University of Denver Sturm College of Law: Thompson G. Marsh Award, 2014
  • 5280 and ColoradoBiz Magazine: Wealth Manager Five Star Rating, 2010
  • 5280 Magazine: Top Colorado Lawyer, Corporate and Personal Tax, 2016
  • The National Registry of Who's Who
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (1989 to present) Colorado: Litigation & Controversy – Tax Colorado: Tax LawBest Lawyers® 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" Denver: Tax Law, 1989

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2005 U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1997 U.S. Tax Court, 1978 U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1975 Nebraska, 1997 Colorado, 1975  

Educational Background:

  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1976
  • B.A., University of Colorado, 1972
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1976
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Office Location for Theodore Z. Gelt

1801 California Street
Suite 4400
Denver, CO 80202

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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