Cheryl Lee Van Ackern



Ms. Van Ackern’s transactional practice includes assisting clients in all areas of general and complex estate and trust planning, wealth transfer planning, charitable giving, and estate and trust administration.  Her practice also includes business organization and governance, mergers and acquisitions, sales, franchisor and franchisee representation, private placements of securities, contracts, licensing and distribution agreements. 


Prior to joining the practice in 1999, Cheryl served as in-house legal counsel for Woodward, Inc., focusing on complex customer and supplier contracts, distribution agreements, managing contract and products liability, advising human resources, intellectual property coordination, corporate branding, and general legal matters.


Cheryl is an Advisory Board Member of Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, and served on the Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation and Planned Giving Committee.


Cheryl grew up in Fort Collins before attending Creighton University where she obtained a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate in Law.  She is licensed to practice in Colorado and is a member of the Colorado and Larimer County Bar Associations and Wealth Counsel.

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