About Us

Silversmith Legal is a family-owned business founded in the heart of the Vail Valley.

A Family-Owned Practice

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate Services
  • Tax Services
  • Business Planning
  • Remote Representation

Our Fees

Estate, tax and business planning fees vary to meet the different needs of our clients. Our goal is to streamline your estate and business planning needs by providing cost effective services that accomplish your goals. We explain to potential clients the documents necessary to create an effective plan and also discuss the approximate cost to effectuate it. We offer flat fee arrangements for certain types of plans and cases. If you wish to discuss your estate and business planning needs, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Our Collaborative Approach

At Silversmith Legal, we believe it is essential to work with the client, the client's financial advisor, CPA, and any other advisors to achieve the client's goals as a team. Our usual process is to begin with having you fill out our estate planning questionnaire. The questionnaire provides us with pertinent information prior to meeting with you or your family.

After completion of the estate planning questionnaire, we then meet to discuss your goals and the documents that will be created. We then draft the documents, send them out for your review, and follow-up to ensure that your wishes are accurately reflected in the documents.

As soon as we confirm that everything is correct, we finalize the documents for execution, and schedule a signing ceremony to properly execute the documents-the original documents are given to the client and we keep electronic copies. We avidly use technology at Silversmith Legal and can provide electronic copies of documents to clients upon request, as well as schedule meetings via Skype or FaceTime if that is more convenient for you than coming to our office in person.

Meet Christopher Silversmith

Christopher Silversmith is a great resource for clients all across the State of Colorado and Florida.

Christopher L. Silversmith moved to Colorado in 2015 and brought with him extensive experience in Estate Planning, Domestic and International Taxation, and Probate. Christopher received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Miami (B.B.A. 2002), where he also minored in Philosophy. After graduating from college, Christopher pursued business work at a prestigious international school in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. During the year he spent in our nation's capital, he recognized the numerous benefits of having a law degree and moved back to Florida to continue his studies at Barry University School of Law in Orlando (J.D. 2008).
During law school, Christopher was a Senior Associate Editor on the Law Review, participated in the National Tax Moot Court competition, and received the School of Law Scholarship for being ranked in the top 10% of his class. Christopher also earned multiple Book Awards in Legal Research and Writing, Contracts, Mediation and Federal Income Tax.

After graduating from law school, Christopher continued on to the Graduate Tax Program at the University of Florida Levin College of Law (LL.M. 2010). Following his time in Gainesville, Christopher moved to South Florida to join Packman, Neuwahl, and Rosenberg, a highly regarded boutique law firm in Miami specializing in Domestic and International Tax matters. During his time in Miami, Christopher learned the sophisticated practice of tax law from several of the best attorneys in the country. In addition, he regularly attended the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, which is the largest annual conference for estate planners in the U.S.

Christopher opened Silversmith Legal in 2016 and is excited to be a resource for clients in the Vail and Roaring Fork Valleys, as well as across the State of Colorado and Florida.

University of Florida
LL.M. in Tax in 2010
Barry University School of Law
J.D. in 2008
Law Review Senior Associate Editor
Moot Court National Tax Competition
School of Law Scholarship (Top 10% of Class)
University of Miami
B.B.A. in Finance in 2002
Provost's Honor Roll
Golden Key International Honor Society
Varsity Crew and Club Water Polo

Continental Divide Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
The Florida Bar
Vail Valley Young Professionals Association