Michelle McCarthy, ESQ2019-09-24T11:53:11-07:00

Michelle McCarthy

Michelle McCarthy
SENIOR PARTNER

Michelle McCarthy is a partner and founding member of Murray & McCarthy Law, located in Denver, Colorado and specializes in commercial litigation, real estate, wills and trust litigation, and probate administration and litigation.  Ms. McCarthy received her Masters in Taxation and law degree from the University of Denver, and advises clients on state and federal tax law matters.

Ms. McCarthy is a board member for the Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association.  She is the Secretary of the Tax Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.  Ms. McCarthy is a published author of recent federal, state, and local tax law changes, and testifies at the Colorado legislature regarding upcoming tax, estate, real estate, and business legislation affecting Colorado citizens.

Prior to founding Murray & McCarthy, Ms. McCarthy worked at several law firms practicing business law, real estate law, tax law, and probate law.  Ms. McCarthy enjoys representing individual and small business clients and helping them navigate what can be a stressful and confusing time in their lives whether they are attempting to resolve a title issue on their personal residence, litigating a trust matter, or in need of a employment contracts for their newly formed business.

Ms. McCarthy strives to help clients obtain favorable results either before litigation has commenced, or through the county, district, or federal court system.  Ms. McCarthy strives to offer affordable rates, as no person should be forced to go to a trial without an advocate on their side.

Ms. McCarthy is the head of litigation at the firm, and enjoys her time in the courtroom. 

Starting in January, 2020, Ms. McCarthy will serve as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, teaching Accounting for Lawyers.

In her free time she enjoys hiking, yoga, and is an avid football fan.

Ms. McCarthy’s publications and speaking engagements include the following:

Tyler Murray; Michelle McCarthy, Generation – Skipping Transfer Tax Strategies and Techniques, Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, Sixth Ed. (Orange Book Handbook) (David K. Johns et al. eds., CLE in Colo. Inc., Supp. 2016)

Tyler Murray; Michelle McCarthy, The Supreme Court Weighs in on Colorado’s Attempt to Circumvent Quill in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, Newsletter of the Colorado Bar Association Tax Section, July 2015.

The Supreme Court Weighs in on Colorado’s Attempt to Circumvent Quill in DMA v. Brohl, Tax Law Newsletter, Fall 2015

Retail and Excise Tax on Marijuana:  Where the Money is Generated and Where it Goes, Tax Law Newsletter, Summer 2014

2019 Colorado Legislative Update, June, 2019, presented before the real estate, business, trust and estates, and tax law sections of the Colorado Bar Association

Closing the Transaction and Handling Post-Closing Issues, April 2019, presented to the National Business Institute

2018 Colorado Legislative Update, June, 2018, presented before the real estate, business, trust and estates, and tax law sections of the Colorado Bar Association

Use of Corporate Entities for Real Estate Development, June 2018, presented before Colorado Realtors Association

H.R. 1 – Tax Cut and Jobs Act, Summary of the new Tax Bill – January 2018, presented before the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association

2017 Colorado Legislative Update, June, 2017, presented before the real estate, business, trust and estates, and tax law sections of the Colorado Bar Association

Tyler Murray; Michelle McCarthy, Generation – Skipping Transfer Tax Strategies and Techniques, Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, Sixth Ed. (Orange Book Handbook) (David K. Johns et al. eds., CLE in Colo. Inc., Supp. 2018)

Tyler Murray; Michelle McCarthy, Generation – Skipping Transfer Tax Strategies and Techniques, Colorado Estate Planning Handbook, Sixth Ed. (Orange Book Handbook) (David K. Johns et al. eds., CLE in Colo. Inc., Supp. 2017)