Our Story

The origins of the Hellerstein and Shore, P. C. law firm date back to 1927 when Louis A. Hellerstein opened his law office in Denver, Colorado. Louis began representing creditors and became deeply involved with the first laws regulating commercial and consumer loans in Colorado.  Later in his career, he also represented clients in the formation of the first condominiums west of the Mississippi, and in the establishment and management of complex trust and estate plans. He authored Chattel Mortgages in Colorado which was first published in 1940. Following a career in a family-owned retail business, Martin H. Shore joined the firm in 1970. Janice Hofmann Clark joined the firm in 1978, and David A. Shore, now the firm’s President, joined the firm in 1990. 

 

Today, the firm’s attorneys enjoy the history and experience of over 85 years’ of providing a wide range of services to creditors and other businesses and individuals.   The firm’s practice places an emphasis on all aspects of business and commercial law, including business acquisition transactions, financial institution regulatory law, banking, general corporate law, civil litigation, commercial credit transactions, consumer credit and mortgage loan compliance, creditor’s rights, and mortgage loan default servicing as well as real estate, estate planning and probate law. 

 

 Our firm is Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac certified.  We represent national mortgage loan default servicers and lenders throughout Colorado in the areas of foreclosures, evictions, bankruptcies, deed in lieu transactions and loan workouts and modifications; automobile finance companies in regulatory compliance and collection matters; banks and other creditors in regulatory compliance, consumer and commercial loan documentation and collection matters;  commercial contractors and retailers; real estate developers and construction companies; and individuals and families in estate planning and probate matters.

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Photo by LWYang

Our office also provides full service title agency services. We are currently underwritten by Attorneys Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. and Stewart Title Guaranty Company.  We handle title services ranging from residential purchases and sales, refinances, commercial transactions and REO closings for title and escrow.

 

While Louis practiced for many years dictating to a secretary who took shorthand and prepared documents with a manual typewriter on onion skin paper, today we use a myriad of technologies to provide the quality services our clients expect within the time frames they demand.  Although the firm has evolved with modern technology, the core values and dedication to excellence instituted by Louis in 1927 are still the keystones of Hellerstein and Shore, P.C.